Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bachelors of the Arts in English with an emphasis on creative writing from Iowa State University
Ms. Denise Kamm
Ms. Kamm is teaching a hybrid model this year. In other words, half her classes are live at WHS, the other half are At Home Learners. She will physically be based at Wasilla High School every day, M-F (unless mandated to change that due to Covid).
LIVE CLASS INFO:
I want to applaud you for helping your children through this tumultuous time. Covid has taken a lot from this generation, and we are all doing everything we can to keep life as normal as possible for them.
THE PLAN: We have a two-pronged class this year: When we are in class, we will be doing novel studies and Collections while we keep our State Standards in mind. When are doing Remote Learning due to Covid outbreaks, we will be doing Apex. We are all working hard to make these transitions as seamless as possible.
THE AGENDA: I invite you to keep up in our class with your children. Every day, whether we are in school or out, we have a daily agenda. If your student is absent, you can find what we did on our daily agenda. If I am absent, I will still be posting a daily agenda. If we are in remote learning, there will still be a daily agenda.
A link to our daily agenda is found here for Period 1.
A link to our daily agenda is found here for Periods 4 & 5.
THE GRACE: I understand that this is tough year. There are no perfectly right or wrong ways to parent at this weird moment in history. You're doing a good job! If your child is struggling, please reach out to me. I am here to help.
Please contact me directly with any questions, issues, or concerns you may have. I am here for you as much as for your children.
The best way to reach me is to email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Kamm, English Teacher
AT HOME LEARNER INFO:
I want to applaud you for guiding your child as we navigate through this tumultuous time. Covid has really changed our kids' world, and forced us all to make difficult decisions. We will all get through this. You are forging us through a potential new model for education. Everything is new, and you deserve kudos for all you are doing.
THE PLAN: Our At-Home Learners are doing Apex this year. We are recommending that students keep a calendar similar to their in-school counterparts. In other words, focus on three classes per week. Yes, they will fall behind in other classes that week, but there are no late penalties for any work in Apex. They can catch up on those classes next week. In an ideal world, they may even begin to work ahead in their classes. I liken this model to a see-saw, a teeter-totter. Working on six Apex classes per week is overwhelming to students. So we are doing our best to help them manage a heavy load.
THE CLASSROOM: All WHS At Home Learners have a single Google Classroom. This is to simplify their world. Google Classroom Code: t3rupaa
THE TESTING: Computer-Scored Tests will be given via Zoom. The calendar for our daily testing sessions is found in the Google Classroom > Classwork > Resources > Calendar.
THE GRACE: If your student is struggling in Apex, reach out to us. To his teachers, to her counselor, to our administration. We are all here to help. We understand this is a difficult choice to do at-home learning, and we are here to support you with all the grace we can.
Denise Kamm, English Teacher
Class Codes for Live Classes:
Google Classroom: u5qtrno
Google Classroom: wunjiqa
Google Classroom: fsfyubp