Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.ed. Art Education/General Science from Northern Illinois University. MATL Teaching and Leadership in Life Sciences from Aurora University. Other schools attended: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Hawai'i Manoa, Illinois Benedictine University, University of LaVerne: California, and National Louis University. Eight different certifications are held including Life Science Teaching 6-12, General Science Teaching 6-12, Teaching Leader: Life Science, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Gifted Education,and three different levels of Art K-12.
Mr. Jeff Wiktor
Welcome to 8th Grade Science, Team SPARTANS!
The 2020-21 School year marks my third year at AUGS, but this is my 27th year of teaching 8th graders SCIENCE!
Remote Learning 2.0!: Please use the link in the left hand column that says "Remote Learning" We will be utilizing a combination of GOOGLE CLASSROOM and AMPLIFY. You will need to be able to access both. You will first need to join your class period in GOOGLE CLASSROOM. When you click on the remote learning tab it will take you to the access codes for your Google Class. Please join the class as soon as you are able! You will need to do this by WEDNESDAY 8-19 7:30 am!
During Remote Learning if students or parents have any questions for me the best way to reach me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be checking emails frequently and will return your email as soon as I recieve.
I have also posted a ZOOM meeting link for this time in each of the GOOGLE CLASSROOMS. If you would prefer to communicate that way, please go to your student's google classroom, and under the Assignment for Office Hours you will find the link to reach me.
I will be available and awaiting emails during my office hours. M, T, TH, and F 1:15pm through 2:15pm Wed 1:15pm-1:45pm
Send a message during this time and I will respond immediately.
Please understand, that during remote learning I will not be on campus the majority of days--instead I will be following the CDC guidelines for sheltering in place. That means I will not be by my school phone, and if you attempt to reach me via the phone, I may not get the message for sometime. Email will be the best and fastest way to reach me. Thank you for your understanding.
Here is some basic information regarding our class and some things you should be able to expect from your students:
Two Types of Knowledge to be Gained: Factual and Procedural
The Scientific Method and Practices (Writing Emphasis)
AMPLIFY: Energy, Forces, Magnetism, Light, Moon, Sun, Earth, Natural Seletion and Evolutionary History over Time
STUDENT SCIENCE BINDER
Studdents will be creating their own Protfolio of their writing, class information, and all their experiences in class. We call this our class Binder. Binder Contains Daily Work, a Learning Log, Labs and Activities: Observations, Data collection and Analysis, a Vocabulary List, Notes, and All Assessments! Binders are the organization tool for your student and becomes their TEXTBOOK and STUDY GUIDE for all the material learned in class and from the ONLINE tool of AMPLIFY.
This is a great way to watch your student’s development and ability to meet standards in science!
All activities worth a number of points dependant on amount of work students are required to do or the demonstration of standards attainment. All graded work will be incorporated into the three categories of grading all of AUGS will be using--20% Process, 40% Formative Tasks, 40% Summative Tasks.
Students also earn daily points for meeting school and learner expectations in class. (this is part of the process grades)
Work not turned in or missing will count as a zero until completed.
10% Scale for letter grades.
Powerschool is great way to see upcoming grades/tests/activities!