Cousteau Encourages Students to Study Science During Westdale Middle School Presentation
- September 9, 2010
Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the late famed sea explorer Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, made a special appearance to kick off the school year September 9 at Westdale Middle School. The Discovery Education’s chief spokesperson was brought to the school courtesy of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in the hopes he will inspire student achievement, promote science education and encourage students to discover the wonder and mysteries of the natural world through new educational technologies and digital content. Cousteau (pictured, center) spoke with students and Principal Sherry Brock (left) one on one prior to his presentation.
His appearance also is part of Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s (LPB) CyberChannel and Discovery Education identifying Westdale Middle School as the Highest Lifetime Usage Middle School in the state of Louisiana with more than 20,000 views of the curriculum media over the years of service in the state. LPB CyberChannel is approaching 10 million views across the state and will award Westdale Middle School one of nine certificates.
LPB, through its LPB CyberChannel service, provides Louisiana educators the largest library of digital content correlated to state educational standards available today. With more than 10,000 videos and 70,000 video clips from Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications whose networks include Discovery Channel, Science Channel, and Animal Planet, and local and state productions, LPB CyberChannel is searchable by keyword, content area and grade level, integrates seamlessly into school curriculum, and engages today’s tech-fluent students in learning.
Cousteau is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau Sr. and is continuing the work of his father and grandfather by educating the public about the environment. Cousteau is Discovery Education’s chief spokesperson for Environmental Education and the president of EarthEcho International, a non-profit environmental education and conservation organization founded by Cousteau and his sister Alexandra Cousteau in memory of their father.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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