Thoughts for the Week
Robotics Members Connect with Industry
Earlier this year, Brain Bahn's students were able to connect with several engineering and design firms when they attended the MakerFaire. One of these connections reached out to his students to learn more about the work they are doing in robotics. Two weeks ago two students participated in a Skype call with an engineer from a firm in Florida that was interested in the "Pancake Printer" they had designed and are currently building. The students discussed their design, shared lessons they had learned thus far, and demonstrated the early stages of the prototype printer.
Students Watch a Live Knee Surgery
This week students in Leslie Forbes' Anatomy and Physiology course watched a live knee surgery via video conference. The students "participated" in virtual surgeries the day before to prepare for the experience and were able to see the complex task of repairing the human body.
Eagles Eye Students Capture Kindness
Members of the Eagles Eye staff, under the direction of Sandi Laratonda, filmed portions of a video this week that focuses on capturing and inspiring kindness. The video, a part of a scholarship competition, was planned, written, filmed, and edited by Dover students. Plans are in place to use the video as pa of a district wide program focused on highlighting the positive impact of kindness.
Staff Visits Apple Distinguished School
On Friday, a team of teachers visited Susquenita High School in Duncannon, PA. Susquenita has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for its work in creating a Transformative Learning Environment. Our team was able to see an active 1:1 program in a diverse group of classes. Thank you to Emily Miller, Melody Reed, Loni Kress, and Matt Fried for their willingness to visit and reflect.
Each week I will feature one educational article, resource, or story. These resources are intended to stimulate conversations with your colleagues about practice in your classroom and in the school.
This week's instructional resource focuses on the practices necessary for a highly effective classroom. The resource this week comes from Edutopia, a non-profit educational foundation founded by George Lucas.
5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices (Edutopia)
Weekly Calendar Highlights
Tuesday, March 22nd (Flex Day)
Sophomore Class Meeting (During Flex - Auditorium)
Wednesday, March 23rd
Early Dismissal for Students
Staff Professional Learning Afternoon (Planning and Preparation for Courses)
"Music in Our Schools" Month Concert (6:30PM - Auditorium)
Thursday, March 24th
Snow Makeup Day
Friday, March 25th
Schools Closed (Holiday)