Congratulations are in order for TWO of our leaders in Technology Initiatives in our schools!
Mrs. Shannon Hill, Lincoln Elementary School and
Dr. Brooke Morgan, Munford Elementary School
for being selected as state finalists in the Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Awards!
Mrs. Hill is a finalist as an Elementary Teacher and Dr. Morgan is a finalist as a School Administrator.
Please show your support of these most deserving leaders in our school district by casting your vote THIS WEEK through the link provided below:
Throughout the day on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Childersburg Middle School had the unique privilege of hosting “ambassadors” representing several other nations. Chile, Mexico, Ireland and India were among the countries represented. Mrs. Tenicia Barclay’s 7th grade government classes hosted this special event. Visitors, teachers and students enjoyed the opportunity to hear about other countries and learn about their cultures. Students provided examples of clothing, food, art and music so that all participants could enjoy the total emersion experience.
“The students became so involved in the process of learning that it took on a life of its own!” says Mrs. Barclay. “The students took so much pride in knowing other people would be seeing their work, and that they would be teaching others. I had no idea just how much some of these young people had learned or how much leadership they possessed. When I saw them presenting these projects to students from other grade levels and other adults, it became evident. This project gave the students an opportunity to not only show what they had learned but to reveal talents they didn’t even know they possessed.”
Childersburg Middle school is already in the process of planning another cultural experience for the 2013 - 2014 school year. We expect to have more teachers, subject areas, students and community members involved. Keep your eyes and ears open to ensure your opportunity to be part of this exciting event!
Ali Carter, an 8th grader at CMS, recently competed at the Alabama Science & Engineering Fair at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her journey to this competition began with a first place win in Energy & Transportation category at the CMS science fair. She then competed at the regional science fair competition at UAB where she again won 1st place in this same category against many students across central Alabama. On April 4th - 6th, she finished her journey at the state science fair with a 4th place finish overall in the Environmental category. She also won the best in show Ricoh Sustainable Development Award. Her 7th grade science teacher, Philip Cosper, stated that Ali has always shown a love for science and worked extremely hard on this science fair project. CMS is very proud of Ali!
Project Based Learning at Lincoln High School
PBL skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and communication are required in a modern workplace. ABC33/40 visited Lincoln High School to discover how these skills are being taught and utilized by students at Lincoln High School each and every day.
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If you want to know more about the PBL experience in Talladega County Schools and the process that makes learning come alive you need go no further than Childersburg High School. Please click on the image to view the slide show detailing the work process and the Holocaust PBL assignment.
Sycamore Elementary School has been named one of twenty Alabama pubilc schools to earn the prestigious title of Torchbearer School.
You’re Never Too Young to Be a Zoologist
Did you know there was a Zoo in Childersburg? On January 3rd the Knoxville Zoo visited Childersburg Elementary via Skype. Mrs. Stephanie Brooks’ Kindergarten and Mrs. Brandy Elliott’s 2nd grade students from Childersburg Elementary School participated in a Virtual Field Trip to the Knoxville Zoo. This was an introductory part of their project based learning. During the field trip the students had the opportunity to correspond with Jason Moeller, a Zookeeper in charge of bringing the zoo to classrooms. This field trip focused on animal habitats and included up close looks at three animals; Chinchilla, Rosy Boa, and Leopard Gecko. After attending the trip the students received an email from the “zookeeper” asking for their assistance in researching Savanna animals, since they will be receiving more soon and they were running out of room at the zoo. Students were asked to help research a suitable home for the animals at the zoo. On February 1st the “zookeeper”, along with parents and fellow CES students, will attend the first annual CES Tech Zoo to see what the students have discovered. Second grade student Rilee Abrams says, “Becoming a Zoologist is cool because we get to learn all about the animals and I love animals!”
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