Teachers and administrators take part in the Exploring Military Culture workshop during the Teacher to Teacher event at Lakeview Hope Academy.
LAKEWOOD-Teachers and administrators from Clover Park School District (CPSD) attended a two day Teacher to Teacher workshop sponsored by the Department of Defense Education Activity, held at Lakeview Hope Academy.
The workshop was designed to share teaching strategies and tools related to reading, math and science. Sessions were taught by teachers and administrators from throughout the U.S.
“This event was a complete success,” said Jan Lonsway, district supervisor of professional development. “We were really fortunate to have not only high caliber presenters from across the country in math and science, but we also had quite a few presentations from the Federal Aviation Administration involving current space technologies.”
One example of the unique learning experiences offered involved a retired superintendent from the east coast who facilitated a workshop on using model airplanes to teach, among other content areas, algebra. Teachers actually made model airplanes, flew them, and then learned how to guide students to interpret the results data.
“I really enjoyed this event, because the presenters offered a real-world perspective that is authentic and can easily be used in our classrooms,” said Jo Kain, interim assistant principal of Evergreen Elementary School.