At the beginning of 2012, ten Content Literacy Grants were awarded to representatives from each campus. The winners successfully outlined a manner in which content literacy could be enhanced at their school. This post is the first in a series of reports on the impact of each grant. Thank you to grant-recipient Lesleigh Clayton, who has provided this first reflection on her Literacy Centers at DSST: Cole Middle School.
Have you ever been a teacher? Are you a teacher now? Are you EXCITED that the weary, dark, cold and rough month of February is almost over? It is leap year, but still, only TWO days to go until March is upon us! February is that time when teachers are STILL driving to school in the dark and often find themselves STILL traveling home in the dark… the stress of upcoming state tests looms ahead and spring break seems like it couldn’t possibly… be…. any… further… away. Students have a serious case of cabin fever and are happy to let their teachers know it. If March is a Lion, then February is surely a Jabberwocky!
Understanding far in advance that February can be, shall we say, “hard,” our team of Culture Cats (culture leaders from each DSST school) planned a happy hour event to add cheer and fun to this month. Thank you to everyone from the network who came out to eat, drink and be merry amongst your peers.
Last week we asked, "Who is your favorite US President or World Leader (past or present) and Why?" Now, it's time to take a look at leaders we admire and the comments associated with each choice. Thank you to those who put thought into answering this poll question.
STEM. This could be one of the most thrown around four-letter acronyms in public education today – short of NCLB (No Child Left Behind). What is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. DSST schools are STEM - and were STEM - schools long before STEM became hot. So why is STEM important?
At the 2011 DSST Staff Holiday Party, nine grants were awarded to representatives from each campus who took the time to write a Culture Grant proposal. The winners successfully outlined a manner in which Staff Life could be enhanced at their school. The wide-range of creative ideas have all been implemented across our campuses, so we thought it was time to check in and see how it’s going. This post is the first in a series of reports on the impact of the grant or grants at each school.