Faculty Highlights 2017-2018

        1. SEA Principal, Dr. Patricia Scott, presented "Flipping to Maximize Active Professional Learning" at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference held in San Antonio, Texas, on June 27, 2017.  A brief summary of Scott's presentation:

          Flipped learning maximizes collaborative learning opportunities. Flipping professional development sessions provide time and opportunity to make learning meaningful for teachers. Since we know the art of quality teaching remains steadfast when it revolves around the art of learning, shouldn’t school leaders mirror this philosophy toward professional learning?

        2. Choir and Drama teacher, Deb Dehart, attended "The Joy of Singing" workshop in King of Prussia sponsored by J.W. Pepper Music Company in August of 2017. For the summer Shoestring Showcase this year, Dehart re-wrote "Storyteller, Inc" (for four actors) into "The Storytellers" (for fourteen actors). Ms. Dehart also received the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award for professional work in her field.
        3. Will Broelmann recently completed his Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education from Wilmington University and attended the Holy Cross Institute's Conference for Holy Cross Mission and Formation in Austin, Texas.
        4. Lower Form teachers, Chrissy Alcarese, Caitlin Davolos, and Jina Cherico attended a four-day Responsive Classroom training seminar, held in June at University of Delaware. Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to elementary and middle school teaching that focuses on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL). Independent research has found that the Responsive Classroom approach is associated with higher academic achievement in math and reading, impoved school climate, and higher-quality instruction.
        5. Art teacher, Donna Downs, took an online course from IDEO U in Design Thinking. It was a six-week class covering the five steps of the Design Thinking process of learning: 1. Empathy, 2. Define, 3. Ideate, 4. Prototype and 5. Test.  Mrs. Downs is now using these principles with SEA fourth and fifth graders in a new course called Innovative Design, which her students have once per cycle.
        6. IT Coordinator, Brian Johns, and Upper Form Math & Science teacher, George Marencin, attended a professional development program this summer at the University of Delaware. The program was created to support educators as they bring computer science to Delaware schools in order to improve underrepresented participation in computing at the middle and high school levels. Saint Edmond's Academy plans to offer a Computer Science enrichment class to introduce students to computer architecture and a "drag and drop" modular coding approach.



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