Monday, June 18, 2018

Wiley Teachers Spending Two Weeks at National Air and Space Museum

Betty Jo Moore

Three science teachers from Wiley Magnet Middle School – Seth Henley, Yasmine McWilliams, and Betty Jo Moore – have been selected to participate in the Teacher Innovator Institute at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

The inaugural Teacher Innovator Institute will teach middle-school educators how to bring the museum experience into their classrooms by exploring connections between informal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and authentic learning. The two-week immersive program from July 9-20 will included a total of 30 teachers from across the country.

The program will include hands-on activities, museum tours, behind-the-scenes museum experiences, visits to other museums and group work. Teachers will benefit from the expertise of museum educators and content experts and be able to use aerospace science, history and technology to shape their ideas about authentic learning and bring informal education techniques to their classrooms.

Educators in the program have committed two weeks each summer for three summers. During those two weeks, they will actively participate in sessions led by Smithsonian staff and guests and propose and complete an independent project.

To learn more about the museum, go to National Air and Space

Doing It Right

After 30 years of making sure it's done right, Marjy Lambeth is retiring.

You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Inspiring Students at Morgan Elementary

This comes to us from Ramona L. Warren, Principal at Morgan Elementary School:

“Look what an awesome job Erin Norman did in the lobby.”

“Thank you, Erin.”

"Thanks for Building Our New School"

Students and staff at Paisley IB Magnet School made a banner thanking workers for building their new school. They also gave them doughnuts.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Core Values Summit III

The Core Values Summit III was held at Walkertown High School

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Retiring After 46 Years with WS/FC Schools

After 46 years of teaching in elementary schools and serving as a Curriculum Coordinator and Instructional Superintendent,  Bobby Stern is retiring.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Celebrating Those Who Are Retiring

This morning, the 204 employees who have retired or will be retiring this year were celebrated.

You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Atkins Teacher Heading to Library of Congress This Summer

This summer, Atkins teacher Kris Dearmin will be heading to the Library of Congress.
Dearmin, who teaches such subjects as AP Psychology, African-American Studies and Latin American Studies at Atkins Academic & Technology High School, was chosen from among more than 300 educators from across the country to participate in the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institute, part of the Teaching with Primary Sources program. The institute will run from June 18 to August 3.
Dearmin will participate in the second session, which is June 25-29.  
Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for K-12 educators to attend one of its five teacher institutes in Washington, D.C. During each of the five-day programs, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom. This work will be supported by exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the Library’s website.
Applicants to the Summer Teacher Institute reflect the diversity of the world of K-12 education. Those selected come from 34 different states – representing large metropolitan school districts, suburban and smaller, rural school districts – and three foreign countries, including Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Netherlands. The expertise provided by the Library of Congress during the institutes can benefit every level of K-12 education and every curricular area.
There will be three sessions focusing on general subjects and two special sessions:  one focusing on science, technology and engineering, and one focusing on WWI resources. The WWI session coincides with the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in WWI.  The science session draws on subject-related treasures of the Library, with an emphasis on such topics as the nature of science, scientific and engineering practices, the historical context of discovery and invention, and more.
 Teaching with primary sources is a powerful way to help students ask engaged, probing questions, develop critical-thinking skills, construct knowledge and inspire original research. All educators may freely access classroom materials, teaching tools and strategies for teaching with primary sources from the Library’s site for teachers at
 Primary sources are the raw materials of history—original documents and objects that were created during the time period under study. They are different from secondary sources—accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Students working with primary sources become engaged learners while building critical-thinking skills and constructing new knowledge. Teachers working in the Library’s collections will explore the largest online collection of historical artifacts with access to millions of unique primary sources for use in instruction. 
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Student Art in the June Issue of "Forsyth Family"

By Aneres Palmer

In the June issue of “Forsyth Family” magazine, you will find art by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students.

Aneres Palmer, third Grade, Middle Fork Elementary. Megan Garner, Art Teacher.

Leneigh Scales, fourth grade, Gibson Elementary. Sue Bruce, Art Teacher.

Morgan Ketchum, eighth grade, Jefferson Middle. Allison Pegram, Art Teacher.

Samantha Graham, senior, West Forsyth High. Nathan Newsome, Art Teacher. 

By Leneigh Scales

By Morgan Ketchum

By Samantha Graham