Thought of the Week
Therefore, over the next several weeks I will be focusing this section on ways of thinking. This week's focus is on divergent thinking. The video above is a small portion of a lecture by Sir Ken Robinson, author and educational speaker on creativity. Robinson defines divergent thinking and explains how education often fails to promote the environment in which such thinking can thrive.
In the resource section below you will find an article on divergent thinking strategies as well as a Divergent Thinking Challenge. You can adapt the challenge to meet the needs of your learners - the goal is to try something different, to stretch our learners, and empower thinking in ways we may not traditionally promote. I encourage you to take the challenge and share your results.
Dover Area High School Joins iTunesU
This week we were approved as an iTunesU institution. The Apple agreement will allow us to create courses through iTunesU for our parents, staff, community, and students. Our use of the site will primarily focus on professional development offerings for our staff as we learn the site and its abilities as a learning platform.
The Science Olympiad Club members participated in the Millersville Science Olympiad competition on Saturday 3/19. The competition consisted of biology, chemistry and physics related events with more than 32 schools from York, Lancaster and Harrisburg. The Dover team received a variety of places, finishing as high as 5th. Congratulations to team members - Joanna Ezibe, Emily Ewig, Daniel Seifert, Damien Potts, Kierra Fulton, Sarah Hughes, Carolina Bradbury, and Marla Hull.
Second Apple Distinguished School Visit
On Thursday, March 24th, another team of teachers visited Career Magnet School in Chambersburg, PA. The school has been named an Apple Distinguished School for its work in utilizing 1:1 technology to enhance its STEM program. Thank you to Brian Bahn, Jen Miller, Stacie Gross, Jeb Linburg, and Chuck Benton for their leadership and reflection.
Eagle's Eye Anti-Bullying Campaign
Thank you to everyone who participated in our video for the Eagle's Eye Anti-Bullying/3 Days of Kindness video. The goal is for the video to be a tangible resource for all schools within the district. A special thank you to Sandi Laratonda for helping to organize the project and to her students for their design and leadership.
Resource of the Week
Monday, March 28th
Tuesday, March 29th (Flex Day)
Dr. Collins Visit (Collins Writing Needs Assessment)
Wednesday, March 30th
End of 3rd Marking Period
Thursday, March 31st
SLO Data Forms Due Electronically (Submit Here)
Friday, April 1st (Flex Day)
Poisson d'Avril (Fish Day - French Classes)