2011-2012: New Initiatives 2011-2012
August 10, 2011
New Initiatives in 2011-2012 - 21st Century Pursuit of Excellence
We can’t wait for September! With new programs and expanded opportunities, we are making our children’s education deeper and more creative than ever before!
-STEM Education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
education pods. A consultant and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology
is working with us to create dynamic educational experiences.
-TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS – More SmartBoard, more webquests, more team math challenges!
- EXPANDED WRITING OPPORTUNITIES – More writing
throughout the grades, plus middle school periods devoted to writing in the
Humanities and History block.
- ART Education – The Great Artists program will feature accomplished artists throughout the year, so that we can learn about creativity and making our world more beautiful. Studying masterpieces leads students to develop lines of inquiry concerning the subject matter and other connected pursuits of knowledge. Columbia University Educator/Philosopher Maxine Greene shows that contemplating great works of art leads human beings to be more reflective and to be more serious about mastering the skills in their own areas of study or work that they need to thrive.
Get ready – it’s going to be a spectacular year!