MR. MAREKUS FLUELLEN, EDS.
Who said you can't hit two birds with one stone? You can if you throw a BIG ENOUGH ROCK!
Mr. Fluellen is not just a teacher but he is "that teacher"! Expect to stay on pace and work consistently. The courses are challenging. The academic rigor is high. The content is not just formulas, rules, and laws, but rather an avenue to real-world applications that will be explored, engaged, and mastered. Mr. Fluellen has earned several advanced degrees, has worked in several STEAM-related fields, and will start work on his Doctorate in January of 2020. Busy is an understatement. So be ready to work on your goals too. He teaches with a passion to make the content jump off the page while integrating student interest and technology into weekly lessons.
Mr. Fluellen was interested in everything as a young learner. Music, engineering, space, cars, poetry, art, and food topped the list. As an Atlanta native, the opportunity to enjoy all of those interest were readily available. Mr. Fluellen had the opportunity to narrow those interests and build life long skills through attending some of the most award-winning, rigorous, and academically challenging educational institutions. The adventure begins at Atlanta's very Own Frederick Douglass High School and its Signature CFEAT program. Mr. Fluellen didn't just obtain interest and general understandings, but rather usable skills sets, content knowledge, and certifications to become a proficient educational scholar. The proud shooting star went on to obtain several advanced degrees in engineering, mathematics. and mathematics education. Mr. Fluellen also owns a business, has a wife, and one amazingly inquisitive little boy who keeps him grounded. Mr. Fluellen thinks that all things are relative and your learning as a student is apart of the welcomed and necessary change and progress of this world's future. All of Mr. Fluellen's students will learn, contribute, progress, and join a community of expanding thinkers who influence the world around them. As the students would say "Facts".
THE MANY HUMBLE HATS OF MR. FLUELLEN
The Impact of Application is REAL
If you are willing, the solutions are there!
If he's not smiling, why?
APPLICATIONS OF FLUELLENISMS
The world is ready for you to apply what you know!
The World Wide Web is what its called. A global digital library. You can travel the world and never leave your desk. The goal of any class that you have with Mr. Fluellen is to journey and adventure through our interest while mastering real skills for success. The provisions of specific resources are not only purposeful but vital to your success as a scholar. Think of as Fluellen Maps and we are navigating your progress towards success.
We are still understanding the scope and vastness of a global pandemic. However, your learning and progress in content mastery is still a priority. This means that your lessons will be delivered to you virtually. Live sessions, ongoing resources, interactive connections, and everything a scholar needs will be right at your fingertips.
WANT TO GET AWAY?
Every day for the foreseeable future we should spend a few moments and try to get away. Obviously we have to do so virtually, but let's think of creative ways to learn and explore the world around us. How do these equations translate to the real world? How is our content involved in our personal interest? What does the lastest song have to do with mathematics? Where do I want to go once class is over to explore more? All valid questions and as soon as we finish our work, we will explore.
SPRING 2021 COURSES
Are you Ready?
As a passionate educator, Mr. Fluellen takes great pride in every course he teaches. Expect a highly interactive and engaging teaching style that will expansive learning experiences.
Algebra II/Advanced Algebra is the culminating course in a sequence of three high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. It is designed to prepare students for fourth course options relevant to their career pursuits. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics content is provided in fourth credit courses and advanced courses including pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics of finance courses. High school course content standards are listed by conceptual categories including Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Conceptual categories portray a coherent view of high school mathematics content; a student’s work with functions, for example, crosses a number of traditional course boundaries, potentially up through and including calculus. Standards for Mathematical Practice provide the foundation for instruction and assessment.
AP COMPUER SCIENCE
Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Applications are two advanced placement courses offered within the FDHS STEAM pathway. The courses have interchangeable big ideas but include many familiar concepts from the introductory course. Web & Digital Communications, Programming, Electronics, Information Support & Services, and Network Systems are just some of the areas covered. The class is also taught at the collegiate level and upon successful completion of an exam, a student can also earn college credit. . This course is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world. Exposure to advanced practical and applicable knowledge for hardware, software, programming, web design, IT support, and networks are all taught in a computer lab with hands-on activities and project-focused tasks. Students will not only understand the concepts but apply their knowledge to situations and defend their actions/decisions/choices through the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Employability skills are integrated into activities, tasks, and projects throughout the course standards to demonstrate the skills required by business and industry. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the employability skills standards and content standards for this course. Various forms of technologies will be highlighted to expose students to the emerging technologies impacting the digital world. Professional communication skills and practices, problem-solving, ethical and legal issues, and the impact of effective presentation skills are taught in this course as foundational knowledge to prepare students to be college and career-ready. The knowledge and skills taught in this course build upon each other to form a comprehensive collection of useful career-ready skill sets.