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David Cook

Educational experience includes Moraine Valley, Governors State, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul, Chicago State and University of Chicago. I am endorsed with 6-12 Language Arts, Middle School Social Studies, Middle School Math and k-12 LBS1. I am in my 23rd year of teaching with Chicago Public Schools. I have also served at Fernwood Elementary, Ronald H. Brown Academy, Fulton Elementary and PRIDE Alternative School in Burbank.
 
Below are the websites we use in math class:
 
 
 
The middle school schedule for the fall is as follows:
 

Team Middle School Remote Learning Schedule

           
 

6th Grade

Mrs. Williams

ELA

7A

Barber

Social Science

7B

Simms/Cook

Math

8th Grade

Mrs. Harrell

Science

6th-8th Grades

Mr. Smetters

Cross-Cat.

8:45-9:00

SEL / Morning Meeting

9:00-9:40

Homeroom

6th


Homeroom

7A


Homeroom

7B


Homeroom

8th


Homeroom

ELA

9:40-10:20

7B


6th


8th


7A


Social Science

10:00-11:00

7A


8th


6th


7B


Math

11:00-12:00

SPECIALS

12:00-1:00

LUNCH & BREAK (Brain Break & Stretch Break)

1:00-1:40

8th

7B

7A

6th

Science

1:40-2:20

Academic Enrichment & Intervention

2:20-3:45

Asynchronous Instruction & Office Hours

Attention:  Middle School Students
 
Check out the calendar for each day's synchronous and asynchronous assignments.  Email Mr. Cook or Ms. Simms if you have any questions or concerns.
BEGINNING WEEK 2 OF SCHOOL:
 
All students can check for weekly synchronous and asynchronous assignments by looking under their classroom tab for upcoming work.  This custom section should be checked frequently as it lists all work for in-class and homework assignments (especially if you miss a day).
 
During remote learning, my office hours will be Monday - Friday 
2:20 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
 
Online math classes are daily as follows:
7th Grade Simms/Cook:  9:00 to 9:40
8th Grade Harrell/Jackson 9:40 to 10:20
6th Grade Williams:  10:20 to 11:00
7th Grade Barber:  1:00 to 1:40
 
*Check emails for invitations or special announcements about meetings during class time.
 
To set up a Google Hangouts meeting, please send a request to dacook1@cps.edu
Middle School Mathematics uses Pearson Envision Math 2.0 as a primary source for the textbook and pearsonrealize.com
as a primary online learning platform.  Pearsonrealize.com has access to the entire middle school mathematics curriculum, online videos assigned per skill, differentiated instruction such as reteach for remediation or enrichment.  These interventions are assigned on an adaptive-based platform based on student performance on the Math XL assignments as well as the assigned lesson quizzes.  They appear once the assigned unit is completed under the "Adaptive Practice Powered by Knewton" feature.
 
Our secondary online platform is Khan Academy which has a two-fold functionality:  Weekly curriculum-based skills practices and videos are assigned at grade level as per the scope and sequence.  Khan Academy Mappers is a completely individualize math supplement that meets students where they are (as per most recent NWEA test data) and assigns skills that will fill deficit areas and build pre-requisite skills to maximize student performance and growth.