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  • The Full Inclusion Pilot Program at Los Angeles High School - Year 2

    This was the first conference LA High attended, the second conference (most recent) video could be seen here: https://youtu.be/UFp2l_0JP5Y


    Conference Video Information:

    Speakers: Marc Sahara & Iheanyichukwu Nkwocha, Los Angeles Senior High School

    The school year of 2017-18 marked our pilot year of full inclusion at Los Angeles High School. Because of the success of the program, LA High has been chosen as the model for the implementation of full inclusion for the entire Los Angeles Unified School District. The Inclusion Program was also awarded the 2018-19 Humanities award from LAUSD. Multiple special education and general education students have won leadership and achievement awards from both within and outside LAUSD through this program.

    Mr. Sahara and Mr. Nkwocha will share how the program originated, how it was implemented, and how we went from a pilot program to an award-winning program for the rest for the district to follow. We will also share with our viewers what a co-taught lesson plan looks like and how we actively use UDL strategies, technology, and the various co-teaching models to reach all levels of learners in our classroom.

    Uploaded Jan 13, 2021
  • Welcome Back - Spring 2021

    Welcome back to LA High everyone!

    Uploaded Jan 12, 2021
  • 00:09 Sahara - Game Winning Basket

    The reason why I encourage all of you to join a sport, club, band or extracurricular activity is so that you will learn to work with others and how to be a teammate. Basketball changed my life and taught me how to get along with others, be part of a team (and out the team ahead of myself), accountability to myself and others, to be a leader, and to be unselfish. Things I could never had learned in a classroom or book. Additionally, being a part of a school program creates a responsibility to make a certain GPA to be eligible, which creates buy-in in the classroom.

    Join a Romans Team today!

    Contact me and I will find the activity prefect for you: marc.sahara@lausd.net

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • 3:19 Happy Halloween 2020!

    English 10 & AM Lit: 2020 has been a strange year for all of us, and we did everything from "virtual trick-or-treating" to sharing our Halloween experiences with each other in order to build our class community. The important thing is that - we tried!

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • Student Athlete of the Week: Zsateau Bouyer

    Student Athlete of the Week: Zsateau Bouyer

    Full Article: https://lasentinel.net/student-athlete-of-the-week-zsateau-bouyer.html

    Los Angeles high school sophomore Zsateau Bouyer has a passion for sprinting, she is ready to improve the school’s track program with her dedication. When the Romans track and field team needed more participants, she urged schoolmates to compete with her.

    She started with her cross country and basketball teammates, telling them about the possibility of earning a track and field scholarship. Another selling point was how track and field improve performance in other sports.

    “A lot of college scouts go to these track meets,” Bouyer said. “I expressed that you ran in every sport and the faster you are, the better athlete you are and running track makes you a lot stronger in every sport.”

    While she waited for track and field season to start, she learned about and competed in cross country. Doing the three-mile run surprised Bouyer, but she thrived as a long-distance runner.

    “My freshman year, I came in first place in cross country,” she said. “I had the fastest time in our league.”

    To train for cross country, she once had to run from L.A. High School to The Grove and back. Exercises like that made track and field practices easier.

    A proud moment For Bouyer was when she aided an opposing runner who was having an allergic reaction during one of her finals races.

    “She ended up having to go to the emergency room,” Bouyer said. “Just knowing I was able to help her even though I gave up my race for her, it meant a lot to know I saved somebody’s life that day.”

    For track, Bouyer competes in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m, and the 100m hurdles. She worked ardently to recruit other students so the Romans could have a relay team. Along with low participation, Bouyer had to battle against the negative perspective certain students had on the Romans athletics program.

    Her personal best in the 100m is 13.42s and she can run the 400m in 1:03.17. For the 200m, Bouyer has a record of 27.07 and finished the 100m hurdles with an 18.28 time. Running track and cross country gave her the agility needed for basketball.

    “It helps me move up and down the field faster than everybody,” Bouyer said. “I’ve never been on a team sport … so being on a team and all of us working together that was really cool.”

    Being a student athlete means putting a lot more work than an average student, according to Bouyer. She has a 3.5 GPA and her favorite class is English. In her English classes at L.A. High, she had to read and analyze Martin Luther King’s I Have A

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • How to Use Evidence - Colbert Report

    In our "Quote Sandwich" lessons, Ms. Hussey introduced the most amazing video that incorporates how to use quotes, i.e., evidence, properly by: 1) Introducing the quote (top slice of bread); 2) citing the quote (the meat); and 3) explaining the quote (bottom slice of bread).

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • 1:16 English Street Fighter Detox

    In order to discuss English concepts such as tone, mood, setting, audience, evidence, etc. Here's another example of a commercial break break during zoom class to create a learning environment for all learners.

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • 00:43 English Street Fighter

    In our class, we use commercial breaks during zoom class to enhance student learning, here we came up with a new educational app idea" combining English concepts with one of our favorite vireo games. We believe it would be a huge hit!

    "Inference Correct!"

    Uploaded Dec 24, 2020
  • Class Summary - English 10 - 9/29/2020

    Here's a video to help you re-connect to our class! Thanks!

    Uploaded Sep 29, 2020
  • The Inclusion Program at Los Angeles Senior High School - Year 3

    The Inclusion Program at Los Angels Senior High School is embarking upon its third year in existence. Getting to this point was very difficult, but truly rewarding. We want to share our experiences with others in hopes of inspiring colleagues, but to also share how we are doing so as to collaborate with others. We will update those who were in attendance last year of our progress. In addition, we will explain how inclusion has changed LA High and the "grows" and "glows" experienced along the way. The objective is to share and collaborate with others the birth of our still new inclusion program and how we have both succeeded and struggled in its implementation. We will share student stories, data, IEP examples, and best practices in hopes to further create a network of inclusion champions!

    Uploaded Sep 26, 2020
  • Video: Summary of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

    Uploaded Sep 26, 2020