Karen Rosnick, PRISM Teacher at Community Middle School
PRISM Room 814, upstairs near the elevator
Email - Karen.Rosnick@ww-p.org
DID YOU KNOW?
PRISM is an acronym for the middle level enrichment program; it stands for Performance Reveals Individual Student Magic. Students attend PRISM during FLEX time and homework is the "ticket" into 814. Yes, HW is mandatory and motivation is key! PRISM students should check the online calendar and note the weekly PRISM schedule. During critical periods the calendar may change to support those students with major deadlines.
The PRISM Program provides high-functioning students more opportunities for research and performance in areas of personal interest. It is based on Renzulli's theories of talent development and schoolwide enrichment.Students are expected to attend every scheduled PRISM class, unless they have a music lesson or need to make up work due to an extended absence.
PRISM is the enrichment program for middle-level students in WWP. Just as a prism refracts white light into its component wavelengths, the PRISM Program offers several different paths:
1. Cognetics (After-school club on Tuesday for 7th & 8th graders AND during flex on Monday for 6th graders)
2. Scenario Writing, Tuesday during flex
3. Rogate, Wednesday during flex
4. National History Day, Thursday during flex
5. Future Problem Solving, 7th & 8th grade FPS teams meet either Monday or Friday during flex; 6th grade FPS meets Friday during flex
FPS Registration Fee = $30 (wait until you receive an official registration letter before making a payment) Checks should be made payable to Community Middle School.
PRISM program information is available online -
FPS, Scenario Writing, Community Problem Solving at www.fpspi.org
NHD at www.nationalhistoryday.org
Do you need help evaluating internet sources? Use this link: http://www.virtualsalt.com/evalu8it.htm
Do you need help citing electonic sources? Use this link: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/start/cite/index.html
The bottom line:
Students best suited for PRISM are those who want to do more; are interested in what the program has to offer; are able to meet deadlines; and already possess excellent thinking and reading/writing skills (see examples listed below).
Thinking skills: creative, critical, logical, problem-solving, & historical
Reading/Writing skills: summarizing, clarifying, annotating, questioning, developing a thesis, defending an opinion, researching multiple sources, creating a bibliography, & interviewing experts