Teaching & Learning
||Advanced Placement Program
Advanced Placement [AP] courses provide
BPS students with rigorous, college level coursework and the
opportunity to gain college credits while still in high school. Two AP
English courses are currently offered in BPS. Learn More!
Common Core Standards define the knowledge
and skills students should have within their K-12 education
careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in
credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training
programs. Learn More!
The new comprehensive assessment systems are being
built for the primary purpose of measuring student progress against the
newly adopted Common Core State Standards.
Dictionary.com is one the
largest free online dictionaries. Instantly look up accurate
definitions and word meanings. The site offers a
comprehensive resource of definitions, synonyms and
cultural terms, etymologies,
pronunciations, slang, word of the day and more.
||Direct Instruction FAQs
Here are the answers to the mostly commonly asked questions about the Direct
Program–a highly structured, highly interactive
teaching approach that delivers explicit, sequential, and systematic
instruction to move students to mastery at the fastest possible pace.
Covering all core curriculum areas, including
history, literature, science, social studies, and more, this portal
provides a premium selection of reference material including thousands
of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative
works, e-books, video and audio clips as well as podcasts.
You will find help in making your child a better
reader and writer along with tips on internet safety.
Guides to Student Success (K-12)
These guides provide an overview of what your child will learn by the
end of each grade K-12 in mathematics and English language
arts/literacy. It focuses on the key skills your child will learn in
these subjects, which will build a strong foundation for success in the
other subjects he or she studies throughout the school year. These
guides are based on the new Common
Core State Standards, which have been adopted by more than 40
child to become a
better reader. Download the NIFL booklets for tips, strategies,
and advice..... all proven ideas based on research....to help you give
your child a head start in school.
Ticket to Read
is a fun and motivating online reading program, helping students become
active readers. The program is designed for grades K–6, and students
work independently on leveled fluency and reading skills.
This is a great place to start, especially if
you don't know much about a topic and want a general overview before
beginning your in-depth research. It's also great for narrowing a
topic. If you need a password Click
This collection of
offers a variety of teaching and learning links as well as educational
games, parenting sites and links to important information and agencies
at both the state and national level.
|For Family Use
Martha Speaks site has "lots of stuff" kids can do
on their own. The games, videos, and activities are fun, and they help
kids learn new words, too! Kids can play and learn.
ThinkBright Lifelong Learning includes a television
channel and an online service that supports and enhances the
educational experiences of teachers, students, families, and adult
learners throughout New York State.