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what percentage of 9th grade students are in TEAM?
It is about 20-25% of 9th grade class
Does everyone that signs up get in?
Does this count as a elective?
If only a 75 sign up then all will get in. Depending on how many sign up we can expand because we have teachers.
Is there a way to do TEAM and Social Studies or English Honors? If you do not do Honors Freshmen Year is it possible Sophomore year? Does it make Soph Honors classes harder?
TEAM is not a separate class—their TEAM classes are English, History and Biology
There is no Honors History and English is accelerated that is what the A stands for.
Students are ready for their classes, English is accelerated.
So is TEAM 75 students then? Or 150 if expanded?
That’s approx the idea!
I’m also curious to understand the impact on TEAM if you can’t do field trips (or are limited) because of covid.
what's the difference between TEAM curriculums and non-TEAM?
Assuming there are 75 students, are the classes mixed up within those 75 students or do they stick with the same smaller group of kids for all 3 core classes?
Were are aligned with our departments—each of us are part of content learning teams
yes the students are mixed up in the 3 courses—same group in biology, English, and hsitory
Katya: I don’t understand. Does the same smaller group of kids have all 3 of their TEAM classes together?
Yes all the 3 classes together, sorry not be clear
The same set of kids won’t have all three classes together. all of team will be distributed through the classes. to clarify
At what point are students introduced to the concept of TEAM as an entity and community? Will 8th graders be told about it this year (while in middle school) or when they enter Paly?
How do you sign up for TEAM when selecting other subjects.
it is only 9th grade so students find out about this in 8th grade :) as student leaders we go to them as well to answer questions
They will here about it when they are doing course selections in the coming weeks. There will be a video that the Paly counselors will share with 8th graders
In the course selection—pick TEAM it is on the 9th grade worksheet
Is it just 9th grade? Does it impact course selection in 10-12? Are there social activities 10-12?
The counselors will be visiting the middle schools in the following weeks and will here about TEAM in the presentation about Paly.
it does not. there are other pathways and options later in high school but team is 9th grade only and it does not close any options for you
TEAM is only for 9th grade
TEAM is just for 9th grade. If they want to continue the connection they have an option to sign-up as a TEAM Leader
How do new PAUSD students sign up for TEAM?
New to the District: When you meet with the Play Counselor, you let them know
What is the difference between Bio and Bio H in TEAM?
Seems hard to find any down sides to doing TEAM! What about if your child is on a sports team--would that prevent them from attending one or more of the field trips?
in TEAM specifically we go deeper into subjects and do additional projects. outside of team bio and bio h is in different classes
you are not required to go on the field trips and there is the option to stay behind. there is also alternative driving options where you can pick them up
Please explain the multiple options for Math lanes
What time of year is the Yosemite trip?
When is the trip to Yosemite in a non covid year? Fall?
November 4-9 is usually Yosemite
Scott Friedland Math Department email@example.com
TEAM is usually in the first two weeks of November
if you would like a student perspective of the math lanes I’d be happy to answer :) my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, I couldn’t join earlier. Where can I find the recording of this meeting?
We will post it on the TEAM website sometime tomorrow.
Could you talk a bit about your hopes for field trips next year? I know we don’t know yet how much in-person schooling there will be… what were you able to do this year? You mentioned a Baylands trip…
that was this year. TEAM is really left to the students and parents so joining team will give you a little influence there
The kids did “swag pick up events” with a social aspect, for example
The online social gatherings
Is there a new bio curriculum in TEAM? Someone mentioned on the Paly parent Facebook group. Something about a disease model?
the whole of 9th grade bio does that model
the curriculum is more of less exactly the same with slight modifications for the field trips and bonding
you can expect your student to learn the same stuff
Got it. Thanks Zubair! With a smaller cohort, is there an opportunity for cross subject project based work?
@Yau—I believe you referring to a class activity. Bio follows Next Generation Science Standards
usually not much but there is a program for 10-12 graders called Social Justice Pathway which focuses on that exact thing
Thank you for answering all our questions!
My son had Ms. Brimhall for Bio (in TEAM) and his friend who was not in TEAM had Ms. Brimhall also. They studied together and had a very similar experience.
I have a class right now where I don’t know anyone but I recongnised someone from my team year and I instantly felt better regardless of me not knowing them
to add to that ^
If being a parent lead is interesting to you, please let Ms. Brimhall know and she can connect us!
Thank you so much!
Thanks so much, this was very helpful!