In sixth grade, most students are just beginning to understand their social identities. With the support of a $10,000 AEF grant made in June 2019 to a multi-disciplinary team of teachers at Gibbs School, a new project-based learning (PBL) course will help students develop both their social and self-awareness.
Educators in each elementary school will receive professional coaching and reading intervention training. This work will promote collaborative practices that strengthen the ability of Arlington educators within the special and general education settings to work together to differentiate the learning objectives for all of Arlington’s diverse learners in the area of reading.
This winter AEF awarded two Continuing Scholar Awards to Arlington educators:
Sonya Connelly, a math coach at Thompson Elementary School, will attend a week-long workshop at the Mount Holyoke College Mathematics Leadership Summer Institute for Coaches where she will focus on the essential pedagogical issues of math coaching.
Hannah Borden, clinical social worker at Pierce Elementary School, will attend the Embodied Leadership Facilitator Program at JourneyDance in Mexico where she will work to develop specific leadership skills in the areas of emotional and social health.
The next application deadline for Continuing Scholar Awards is Friday, April 26, 2019.