Teachers work tirelessly to help students achieve success. There are so many teachers that are dedicated to their profession. We appreciate the determination and drive that teachers exhibit when working with our children.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the amazing teachers were recognized for their passion?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, The Night Before Christmas…are all favorite books in my house this time of year. At bedtime, we have a ritual of reading a few stories as a family and my children (and I) love this special time together.
“When students talk about their ideas for writing, they often exhibit spark, personality, and pizzazz, expressing interesting ideas fearlessly and creatively. Yet the writing they submit lacks this same enthusiasm and originality. They have the ideas, but what happens between that talk and the written draft?” (Anderson, Jeff, and Deborah Dean. Revision Decisions: Talking through Sentences and beyond. Stenhouse Publishers, 2014. Print.)
“Reading and understanding a map has become an increasingly technical and necessary skill,” said Ebiri Nkugba, a STEM consultant at Kent ISD. As a flight instructor at a local college, Mr. Nkugba works with aviation students to analyze highly detailed FAA maps of airspace and developing weather phenomena. “Sometimes they really struggle with understanding orientation and spatial relationships,” Mr. Nkugba said.
Each year at the annual Trends Conference, a team of educators is recognized for their demonstrated ability to combine leadership and teamwork to impact learning, student performance, and student outcomes.
As the Grant Writer at Kent ISD, I have been writing grants for education for the past eight years. Along the way I have run into several types of grants that raise alarm bells. These are grants that, for a variety of reasons, may not be a good use of your time to pursue. Below are a couple of “bad players” that you should watch out for: Continue reading Signs A Grant Might Not Be Worth Your Time→
As a Professional Development Coordinator for Kent ISD, the goal of my job is to keep Kent County educators informed about professional learning opportunities available to them. My team and I have been working hard to do this and have been successful. However, I repeat, we have been working hard, so the real question is “could we do better?”
On October 2nd, administrators, guidance personnel and other student support service professionals will have a unique opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the secondary programming that Kent ISD has to offer students and staff in our region.