Working Alongside Parents as Partners in Programming and Learning
Strengthening a Focus on Being in Service to Our Community
Cooperative Education Employers Connections
All cooperative education teachers attended a central professional learning opportunity targeting enhanced community connection for prospective employers, continued expansion of experiential learning for all students at various entry points throughout the year, and utilizing new technologies to better capture the student learning in their coop placements.
Welcoming Collaboration with Our Community Partners
Professional Learning Series
A four-session series was offered as a way to connect school educators and child care educators. Participants included early childhood educators, early years educators, child care workers, child care supervisors or agency support workers in the community. Session topics included; math in the early years, early language acquisition, supporting self-regulation, and outdoor learning.
Sharing Our Stories
“The Dual Credit program is a great experience, and prepares you for your next steps.”
Deserae Lyons, GHS
As a result of her participation in the Leadership Development Dual Credit course, Deserae not only feels that she knows more about herself, but is also able to recognize certain characteristics in others, too. She is more outgoing, and feels confident that she is ready to apply herself in different facets of life. Looking ahead to her future, Deserae is very excited to go to college now that she has learned what is expected, like the college writing style and time management skills. Deserae’s advice to others is, “Go for it, but know that it takes time and work. You will need to plan and expect to put in effort.”
“The Dual Credit course was so hands on! The teacher was extremely helpful and really connected with the students. I may become a mechanic, and this program will give me an advantage.”
Abi Cameron, GHS
Abi was very excited to participate in the Dual Credit course, Engine Function and Design. The full day format really allowed student to get engaged in the material. The Dual Credit course is free, which allows students who might not be able to afford that kind of course to get the college experience before they actually decide to go to college. Abi is currently doing a half day coop at Blayne’s Automotive.
“This is a pretty cool experience. I feel like a college student, and have a better understanding of the college environment.”
Joe Nicholls, GHS
This is Joe’s first time taking a Dual Credit course. After four weeks, he is impressed by the instructor, who treats the students like adults. The instructor relates the course material to other courses, but also to everyday life. Joe aspires to be a prison guard, which makes this Leadership course extremely helpful. He would consider taking another Dual Credit course next semester.
A group of students from Huntsville Public School became very interested in building their own platformer games (a genre of game where the object is to jump from platform to platform in order without missing). The group was not happy with how their games were working and realized that they were not modeling gravity appropriately. They made homework for themselves to research and test different ways to model gravity in the Scratch coding environment. They discussed and presented their findings one at a time. They were able to decide on which method was the best to use in their games.