Mr. Geoff Borroughs

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Mr. Geoff Borroughs

 Welcome!

I am currently assigned as a sixth grade science teacher here at Hillview JHS. I am pleased to be welcomed to Hillview and am looking forward to welcoming you as well. We are currently in the 2nd quarter, so some information has changed. What has not changed is that we will be continuing through this quarter in remote learning. 

For access to the classroom, scholars will login at https://clever.com/in/pittsburgusd using their PUSD logins. (If you are not sure of your login, please email me at gborroughs@pittsburgusd.net and I will give you your information.)  Once inside you should be able to see my google classroom right away. 

I hope as you read this that you and your family are well. We intend that you and yours will learn and succeed through solid online programs. To reach me most quickly it is helpful that you use remind.com to send me chat messages and get immediate feedback. For my classes, text to  81010  with the code:  @hillsciq2a  for the A-Cohort and @hillsciq2b for Cohort B or go online to https://remind.com/join/hillsciq2a or https://remind.com/join/hillsciq2b as needed. There is a remind app for both android and iphones, which you can download for free through the play or apple store.

In addition to communicating with me using a chat message through remind.com, you can email me at  gborroughs@pittsburgusd.net when immediate response is less critical

My background includes a little over 30 years teaching in secondary education here is Pittsburg, leadership in implementing summer college prep science courses, implementing Algebra Academy for high school math, serving as an AVID coordinator for a national demonstration program, developing curriculum for the Mastery Center and High School Diploma programs at PAEC, facilitating as middle school department chair in both math and science, and helping the Summer Mathematics Institute for almost 20 years. We have a track record success in Pittsburg Unified School District that is tough to match. Our success is based on individual attention to each scholar and immediate feedback and support. To help our students succeed we need to build up the individual student's mindset, pride, self-concept and sense of community. 

At Hillview, everything we are doing is to help scholars learn and accelerate their understanding  -  knowing that they have our full support in addressing their needs. I look forward to being of help to you. Take care!

 

Geoff Borroughs

 

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¡Bienvenido!
Estoy asignada como profesora de ciencias de sexto grado aquí en Hillview JHS. Me complace ser bienvenido a Hillview y estoy deseando darle la bienvenida a usted también. Estamos en el segundo trimestre, así que alguna información ha cambiado. Lo que no ha cambiado es que seguiremos durante este trimestre en el aprendizaje a distancia.

Para acceder a la clase, los alumnos entrarán en https://clever.com/in/pittsburgusd usando sus registros de PUSD. (Si no están seguros de su acceso, por favor envíenme un correo electrónico a gborroughs@pittsburgusd.net y les daré su información.) Una vez dentro, podrán ver mi aula de Google inmediatamente.

Espero que al leer esto usted y su familia estén bien. Pretendemos que usted y los suyos aprendan y tengan éxito a través de sólidos programas en línea. Para contactarme más rápidamente, es útil que utilicen remember.com para enviarme mensajes de chat y obtener información inmediata. Para mis clases, envíe un mensaje de texto al 81010 con el código: @hillsciq2a para el A-Cohort y @hillsciq2b para el Cohorte B o vaya en línea a https://remind.com/join/hillsciq2a o https://remind.com/join/hillsciq2b según sea necesario. Hay una aplicación de recordatorio tanto para androides como para iphones, que pueden descargar gratuitamente a través de la tienda de juegos o de manzanas.

Además de comunicarse conmigo a través de un mensaje de chat en remind.com, puede enviarme un correo electrónico a gborroughs@pittsburgusd.net cuando la respuesta inmediata sea menos crítica.

Mis antecedentes incluyen un poco más de 30 años enseñando en la educación secundaria aquí en Pittsburg, liderazgo en la implementación de cursos de ciencias de preparación para la universidad de verano, implementación de la Academia de Álgebra para las matemáticas de la escuela secundaria, sirviendo como coordinador de AVID para un programa de demostración nacional, desarrollando el currículo para el Centro de Maestría y los programas de Diploma de la Escuela Secundaria en PAEC, facilitando como jefe de departamento de la escuela secundaria tanto en matemáticas como en ciencias, y ayudando al Instituto de Matemáticas de Verano durante casi 20 años. Tenemos un historial de éxitos en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Pittsburg que es difícil de igualar. Nuestro éxito se basa en la atención individual a cada estudiante y en la retroalimentación y el apoyo inmediato. Para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a tener éxito, necesitamos construir la mentalidad, el orgullo, el autoconcepto y el sentido de comunidad de cada estudiante.

En Hillview, todo lo que hacemos es ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender y acelerar su comprensión, sabiendo que tienen todo nuestro apoyo para atender sus necesidades. Espero poder ayudarlos. Cuídense.

 

Geoff Borroughs

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  • Welcome to Advisory!

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  • Student Parent Tutorials

    This is a like to tutorials to all things google, which is still being added to. Currently it provides support for google slides, docs, and other products. 

     

    Student- Parent Google Tutorials

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  • Platforms

    As you know there are a number orf platforms that PUSD has used recently trying to find the right mix to reach parents and support students. Here is the list I will be using:

     

    https://clever.com/in/pittsburgusd 

    This platform is the gateway to our google classrooms, from which we access phet labs and ck12.org, as well as other applications. Within google classroom your student will be doing work involving google docs, sheets, slides, drawing, and forms. to improve your success with this platform it is advisable to use chrome specifically and add on the clever extension. (If you have not done that yet, click here.)

    All work done inside classroom.google.com while logged in using the student's @pittsburgusd.net account will be recorded in Aeries, our district gradebook (click here to go to aeries parent portal). If you do not have access to the parent portal, please email me using the email account you have listed in Aeries and I will get you started. If you want to see progress for your student, please use the student login to clever and take a look. 

     

    https://zoom.us/

    The actual code for yourself and your student to attend the zoom class will be emailed and is not available on this web page in order to keep security tight. Please notice in the diagram shown below that we will be meeing with Cohorts for Advisory and Periods 1,2, and 3 only in the first quarter. Teaching takes place with the morning zoom and support with the work and recap based on what we have been learning is the focus on zoom after lunch. 

     

    https://www.remind.com/

    It is almost always easier to keep on top of students' work and get ahold of myself using remind.com. For this first quarter, if your student is imy sciencew class, you can text to 81010 with the code beginning with @ - - - - (followed by the code which will be sent home by email) and if  you would like, you can join online using https://remind.com/join/- - - - (filling in the last part of the address with the code).

     

    Beyond that, I may use https://kahoot.it/,  https://info.flipgrid.com/, and other chrome extensions within the zoom meeting, but as parents they are not something you need to focus on. 

     

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