Practical Living/Career Studies

Curriculum & Instruction

Sample Evidence

Evidence Links


Demonstrator 1:

Health Education


All students have equitable access to high quality rigorous health education curriculum.


Teacher schedule showing evidence of PL/CS instruction/Self or peer evaluation on demonstrated skills (locomotor skills, fitness skills, life skills)/Authentic student projects & activities from a broad representation of students in all four PL/CS disciplines  

 Students Exercising:

Legislators in the Classroom:

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce iPad Grant for Educational Enhancement:


Demonstrator 2:

Physical Education


Students have equitable access to high quality, rigorous physical education curriculum.


Innovative use and integration of technology (student created web pages, use of iPads, iPods, Skype, Facebook & Twitter)/School or teacher web pages/A school-wide project or theme (Going Green, Healthy Lifestyles, etc.)/Documentation of collaborative projects (lesson plans, rubrics, assessments, and culminating events)/Minutes of Advisory Committee meetings/Student gathered speeches or presentations in front of school or community groups/Student created videos, e-mails, web pages, brochures, multi-media documents, published work, and public service announcements/School-wide programs in place to reduce conflucts and behavior issues (behavior buzz reports)/Service learning projects (student ortganizations, clubs, community service, Going Green, student wellness, youth sports)/Classroom, club, and school-wide projects (Family Literacy nights, Title I meeting agendas & minutes)/Student-generated team projects 

 Student using iPad for Practical Living Instruction:

Counselor Letter to Parents:

Classroom Schedule:

Classroom Schedule:

Classroom Schedule:

Take 10 Exercise Log:


Demonstrator 3:



Students have equitable access to high quality, rigorous consumerism education curriculum.


Student led community service projects/Extra-curricular activities, publications through newsletter, radio-announcement, grade level meeting agenda/Newspaper articles and other media information about leadership activities/Program and activities that are planned to promote student leadership and the importance of being a leader/Family and community wellness event organized and led by students/Guest speaker logs, thank you letters, photos, videos 

 Student Book Fair Information:

Penguin Patch Information:

 Meeting Agenda:

Community Involvement with Phelps Fire Department:

CEDAR Coal Fair Trip:

Whole Class Menu Creation:

Student Work Creating A Bank Balance:

Student Sell Ornaments:

UNITE Donut Fundraiser:


Demonstrator 4:

Career Education


Students have equitable access to high quality, rigorous career education curriculum.


Guest speakers/Student career studies projects/Field trips/Reports from ILP tool generated 

January 2013 Nutrition Nuggets:

Challenger Space Center 4th Grade Science Experiment:

Challenger Space Center 4th Grade Field Trip:

Online WebEx information for Office365:


Formative and Summative Assessment




Demonstrator 1:



Multiple formative and summative assessments are used to inform, guide, develop, and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance student learning and achievement.


Formative and summative assessment samples/Records of student performances (videos, photos, exhibits)/Lesson plans that document differentiation for students with special needs or GT 

Fifth Graders Collect Money and Supplies for Pike County Animal Shelter's "Pennies for the Pound"

Teacher Lesson Plan:

Student Diorama of Career:

Parent Contact Letter:

Artwork from Mrs. Hensley's Sixth Grade Class Facebook Page: 

Student PowerPoint Presentation:

Student Self-Assessment:


Demonstrator 2:

Expectations for Student Learning


Teachers should have common and high standards for student learning in the content area.


Lesson plans evidencing individual learning styles/Documentation of studnet performances (videos, photos, exhibits)/Minutes of program area meetings showing analysis of data 

Youth Service Center Program about Judicial System: 

5th Grade Jammin' Minutes Exercise: 

Students Exercising:

Professional Development and Support Services




Demonstrator 1:



Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind, and in response to data available about teacher practice and student learning.


Professional growth plan/Record of data analysis by staff/Documentation of PD participation/CSIP/Walk-through observations/Surveys from students, parents, or staff

 Teacher Growth Plan:

Annual Parent Engagement Evaluation:


Demonstrator 2:



Teacher's participation in program specific professional development designed to meet their needs.  PL/CS teachers participate in professional development focused on 21st Century Skills.


 Professional growth plan/Cross-curricular planning/Approved travel for staff to attend PD conferences or workshops/Documentation of teacher led PD experiences

Kindergarteners Using  Smartboard:

Teacher Lesson Plan:

Common Core Standards Training:

Phelps Elementary Committees

Staff Resource List:

Professional Development Sign-In Sheets and Agendas are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Professional Development Sign In Sheets 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  The sign-in sheets and agendas that are included are:

  • Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Confidentiality Training and Professional Ethics (August 6, 2012)
  • Administration Code for Kentucky Assessment (August 6, 2012)
  • Gifted and Talented Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Teacher Evaluation Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Professional Development (August 7, 2012)- School safety plan, A+ software, Bullying, Take 10 Logs, PD Justification, AUP, Teacher Schedules
  • Kentucky Historical Society PD (5thGrade Teacher)- July 14, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- Suicide prevention, Arts and Humanities/Practical Living and Career Studies timeline, Learning Styles Inventory, Everyday Math, RTI, Reading Placements, Snack Break, CSI Team (August 20, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting/Constitution Day Planning (September 17, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- CSI, Reading Festival, United For Coal, Ky Kid's Day Parade, Parent Complaints, Intermediate Solutions, Open House, Star Student, Room Assignments/Site Visit, Veteran's Day (September 19, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Ky Kid's Day Parade, Fitness Fridays, AR Points, Teacher Position, Program Review, Parent Volunteer Training (September 25, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- CSI Visit (October 4, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- AR Points, Assessment Scores, CSI Placement (October 12, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting- October 15, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting- Veteran's Day Program, K-PREP Assessment Overview, CSI Schedule (November 5, 2012)
  • Professional Development- Test information overview, calculating achievement points, calculating gap points, calculating growth points, let's look at individuals, next steps, CSI, A+, Learning Links, Program Review Documentation (November 13, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 19, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Intermediate Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- CSI, Program Reviews, Christmas Play (November 27, 2012)
  • Writing Committee Meeting- Need for Individualized Writing Plan, Need for specific and consistent plan for writing, correct tools for writing, correlation between writing and reading (November 28, 2012)
  • Instructional Assistant Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 29, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 29, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (December 17, 2012)
  • RTA/Word Wizard Meeting (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- iPad Classroom (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Reminders, Constructed Response Training (K-2), Learning Links Data Analysis (Fall-Winter), Restructure "Everyday Math" Timelines (January 8, 2013)
  • Release Day- Timelines, CIITS (January 11, 2013)
  • Release Day- "Everyday Math" Timelines, CIITS, Constructed Response Development (January 15, 2013)
  • Release Day for Primary Teachers- Retentions, Special Education Referrals, Professional Growth Plans, Teacher Evaluation Schedules, Learning Links Data Analysis, Program Review Evidence (Label/Quality Vs. Quantity), Timelines, Issues and Answers (January 25, 2013)
  • Release Day (January 29, 2013)
  • Release Day- Math Skills Organizer, CIITS, Writing Plan, Retentions (February 19, 2013)
  • Title I Meeting (February 23, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Field Trip Reveal, Class Dojo, TELL Survey, External Program Review, CSI, Flip Flop Intermediate Schedules (March 11, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Program Review Findings/Updates, I Can statements and vocabulary, TELL survey, CSIP, Administration Code Training, CIITS, Arts and Humanities open response development and next music program, KET Writing Contest (P-5) (March 29, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (March 27, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- School musical, SBDM Board Presentation (April 22, 2013)
  • Brigance Webinar- Changes in 2013/2014 and updates (May 2, 2013)
  • Teacher's Meeting- Assessment Video Review, Testing Pep Rally, Testing Reminders, 3 "C's", 6th Grade Banquet, Teacher Evaluations, PGP's, Copy Paper, SBDM Teacher Elections, Stanford 10 (May 6, 2013)


Administrative/Leadership Support and Monitoring




Demonstrator 1:

Policies and Monitoring


School leadership establishes and monitors implementation of policies, provides adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support highly effective PLCS instructional programs.


 School curriculum guide/Program review evidence schedule/Advisory committee meeting agendas or sign-in sheets/Leadership Team meeting agendas or sign-in sheets/Teacher schedules showing allotment for PLCS instruction.

 Primary Practical Living Sign-In Sheet:

Drill Schedule:

Jammin' Minutes Schedule: 

Located in the "Phelps Elementary Parent Involvement 2012-2013 Notebook (Available upon request at the school):

sheets, Programs, Agendas:

Back to School Blast

(August 3, 2012)

Boo Hoo Breakfast

(August 8, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 2nd Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 5th Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Title 1 Parent Meeting (School-Wide)

(August 23, 2012)

Grandparent's Day

(September 7, 2012)

Constitution Day

(September 19, 2012)

Reading Festival

(October 9, 2012)

Open House

(October 11, 2012)

Halloween Celebrations

(October 26, 2012)

Veteran's Day

(November 9, 2012)

Thanksgiving Dinner

(November 15, 2012)

Christmas Tree Trimming

(November 30, 2012)

Christmas Dinner

(December 13, 2012)

Christmas Program

(December 17 & 18, 2012)

Multi-Cultural Music Program

(March 1, 2013)

Easter Celebrations

(March 28, 2013)

Why We Sing Program

(April 25, 2013)

Primary Teacher Meeting

(May 2, 2013)






Demonstrator 2:

Principal Leadership


Principals are the primary leaders of all PLCS program efforts, through shared leadership strategies and actions.


Budgets/Material inventories/Master schedule/Staffing plan/Class rosters/Documentation of industry and community partnerships/Safety logs and drills/Master schedule/Wellness policy/Staff allocations 

Phelps Elementary Committees

Program Review Schedule:

Practical Living Schedule:

FMD Schedule: 

Purchase Orders from 6-27-12 to 2-26-13 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Purchase orders were used to purchase supplies for writing instruction, arts and humanities instruction, programs, practical living and career studies, and primary classroom instruction.


Travel forms and requests from October 23, 2012 April 12, 2013 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Travel forms and requests were used for field trips where students went to theaters to watch shows, programs, plays, and movies for arts and humanities instruction.  Travel forms were also used to request travel for field trips where physical wellness and writing were addressed in primary and intermediate programs.

Emergency Plan, Drill Procedures, Maintenance Checklists, Fire Drill Reports, Fire Marshall Reports, Fire Evacuation Plans, Tornado Drill Reports, Earthquake Drill Reports, Lock Down Drill Reports, and Bomb Threat Drill Reports are all located in the "Phelps Elementary Fire Safety Plan 2012-2013" notebook and is available upon request from the school.  School participates in one lockdown drill per year, monthly fire drills, four tornado drills per year, one bomb threat drill per semester, and two earthquake drills per year.

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