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Welcome Innovative Learners...

Ms. Ruth Brunner's Web page

Empower your success, by following class guidelines below
Click link above for more information on Ms. B's Sign Language, Brain Bowl, I-Search, LA classes

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970-686-8200 extension 3000


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I have been teaching GATE at WMS since 1990. My goal is to inspire innovation and empower success through creative endeavors.  Learners will create products using their CQ (curiosity quotient), EQ (emotional quotient), and IQ. Outside of teaching, I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, and family. I have written a "Food for Thought" column for the Windsor Beacon for over 27 years which allows me to explore flavors and healthy combinations of foods with local flare. 



CLASS Guidelines...
Ms. Brunner's assignments will be posted in Infinite Campus, 24-48 hours before due.  IF absent or in need of additional explanation, READ portal description.  My goal is to grade assignments 24 hours after due so students can address late work within one day.  I also have a policy of "Not Late by 8:00" so that students can receive full credit if late work is turned in during Advisory class.
BYOD or Bring Your Own Device prepares learners/scholars to soar into the 21st Century...

Innovators in Ms. Brunner's classes are welcome to use their personal device/phone to research, record, create info during class.  Please do not call or text your learner during school as students will not be allowed to take phones to the bathroom/drinking fountain during my class time.  

Indeed 21st Century learning requires:
* Creativity and Production to select and use digital tools effectively and productively to generate new ideas

*Communicate and Collaborate with project teams with the goal of developing diverse perspectives

*Critical Thinking and Problem Solving by identifying authentic problems and significant questions for investigations.

* Knowledge Acquisition where the learner evaluates sources validity and uses technology to seek additional resources when conclusions cannot be drawn

*Citizenship in the Digital Age with respect to intellectual property rights and respect of others and school policy.

Personal devices/Phones used outside of guidelines will be held by Ms. Brunner for collection at the end of the school day. 
Language Arts 6th grade Scholar/learners will communicate information and ideas from various themes by reading, writing, and listening to multiple perspectives.  Learners will need to demonstrate:
●Ability to complete and master challenging course content
●Higher-level thinking skills
●Willingness to take more time and put in effort on assignments
●Active participation and involvement in class
●Contributing to a positive classroom environment
●Independence and self-motivation

Written Work is Thorough, Neat and Prompt
●Provide solid and thorough coverage of the assignment
●Show careful proofreading
●Demonstrate detailed ideas that are challenging, well constructed, and supported
●Attitude is Focused and Directed
●Demonstrate active participation and involvement in the class through questions and comments
●Be dedicated to the positive learning climate in the class
●Display motivation and curiosity to learn and consider material of greater challenge

Ms. Brunner will implement the “Dimensions of Depth and Complexity” differentiation from materials found @ to develop inspire and empower in her LA class.  
*Her LA students will become experts/scholars who can read-write-think as demonstrated in their Stepped up R.A.C.E writing.

  I look forward to fostering the Language Arts skills and curiosity of your child.
Ms. B. 


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