Jen Vance, Upper School, worked on the capstone project for her master’s degree through Hamline University. She researched how to effectively teach non-routine problem-solving skills by using case studies in the high school biology classroom.
Deb Weiss, Upper School, attended a Vernier Science Technology workshop in Chicago, where she garnered new information on how to better use the school’s existing probes and software and also picked up a couple of new experiments for use in AP Chemistry.
Lynne Macziewski, Middle School, took an astronomy course through NSTA titled "Earth, Sun, and Moon." The course allowed her to expand the depth and breadth of her astronomy knowledge. She is implementing some of the new inquiry activities she learned into the unit this year.
Samara Estroff, Blake campus third grade, attended a teachers’ workshop on fractions and also spent two days at the Minnesota Historical Center learning about Native American culture.
Jackie Robie, Highcroft campus fifth grade, received a grant to attend the Teach for Life workshop in Seattle. The workshop teaches nonviolent communication skills and focuses on identifying feelings and their underlying needs.