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CLASSES THAT I TEACH:

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7th Grade Language Arts

This course focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  The students will understand academic as well as conversational and standard English.  Throughout the year, the students often complete the following projects:  participate in a book club, write a personal narrative, write a research paper, read short stories from their literature book, and read assigned articles of the week.

Keyboarding I

In the beginning semester keyboarding course, the students will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis.   The students will use basic word processing functions on a variety of document types.  The overall goal for this class is to be typing at 35 wpm with 4 or fewer errors by the end of the semester.

Homebase

This class focuses on silent reading, character education, and remediation.  The students use this class to support all of their other classes.  Each week, there is an opportunity in this class to participate in Rewards & Remediation (R&R).  On R&R days, all students are required to get notes from teachers telling me what class they will be attending during this time.

Digital Literacy

This course is a foundation to computer literacy.  Students have opportunities to use technology to develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and in day-to-day life.  This course is aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education for Students, the K-12 Computer Science Framework, industry standards for Digital Literacy Certification, and the Utah Core.  The alignment to these national and international benchmarks will ensure that students complete this course with a prerequisite to transition successfully to the 9-12th grade digital studies courses.

Computer Technology

This course is designed to be an introduction to computer application software that covers document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.  The course will discuss the ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail.  Students will also complete an integrated project for a different content area using the skills that they have gained in the Computer Technology course.

Contact Information

E-mail:  Jeduke@wsd.net

School Phone: 801-452-4600

Room Numbers:  10E & 23 E

No Fun Party March 24, 2017 (Syracuse Rush Funplex)

No Fun Party March 24, 2017 (Syracuse Rush Funplex)

 

All About Me

I grew up in Huntsville, Utah in a family of four kids.  I am the oldest.  In junior high and high school, I was not very athletic but I participated in the following things:  choir, cheerleading, the junior high school melodrama, the school play “West Side Story,” the high school choreography dance group, MESA, and Honor Society.  I first began working as a teacher at T.H. Bell Junior High School in August 2005.  I’ve taught English, Computer Technology, and Keyboarding and enjoy every minute of it.  I will also be teaching a new Digital Literacy course for 8th graders this year.  I’m also endorsed to teach Basic Reading and ESL and have recently become Level 1 Google Educator Certified.

Some of my hobbies are scrapbooking (digital and non-digital), ice skating, volleyball, hiking, writing, watching T.V., and reading.  One of my favorite books is Christy, by Catherine Marshall, which I first read in junior high school.  Some of my favorite T.V. shows were or are “Little Big Shots,” “Grimm,” “Who Dunnit?,” “The Middle,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Duck Dynasty,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Christley Knows Best,” “Studio 5,” “Fox 13 News,” “Big Bang Theory,” and “Channel 5 News.”

Student Appreciation Day 2016

       Student Appreciation Day 2016

If I were given the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, I would first go to Hawaii to see the ocean.  In 2012, I graduated from Weber State University with a Master’s Degree In Education:  Curriculum and Instruction.  I’ve also recently enjoyed participating in a professional learning conference for a few days at St. Joseph’s High School during the summer of 2016, which was put together by “HEART” (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers).  I love learning new things and enjoy following educational groups on the internet as well to become inspired by others.

Graduation By Design

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Me graduating with my

Master’s Degree from Weber State.

 

 

 

 

“Graduation by Design”

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I collect BoxTops For Education to purchase materials for the classroom.  If you collect or have BoxTops at home, you can turn them in to Ms. Duke to support English.

 

 

 

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