Teachers Learn How to Use Balloons, Bubbles, Origami and Coins to Give Students Hands-On Lessons in Science, Math During Showcase
- April 27, 2010
Science teachers from across the school district gathered Thursday afternoon, April 22, for the Second Annual Showcase of Inquiry Learning. Sponsored by the school district’s Office of Professional Development and the Mickelson ExxonMobil Academy, along with the National Science Teachers Association, the event allowed experienced science teachers to share hands-on projects other science teachers can introduce to students with an emphasis on math and science. It included about 12 exhibits by past teacher participants in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. Among the exhibits were: Measurement, To Move or Not to Move, Exploring Perimeter and Area, Origami Boxes, Whackers, OP Art: Integrating Math and Art, Bubbles in Science and Math and more.
Mary Johnson (pictured, second from left), an Audubon Elementary teacher, oversaw an exhibit on Newton’s Laws. When explaining Newton’s Second Law (Force = Mass X Acceleration), she used a hands-on experiment racing balloons between Leah Station (left), daughter of Claiborne Upper Elementary School teacher Lontarris Williams (center), and LaSalle Elementary School student Serena Boatner (right).
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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