July 4, 1996 |
The chemistry apparently is right between 13 teachers and their scientist counterparts participating in the Rohm & Haas Co. Project LABS (Learning About Basic Science). In the program, teachers from Bucks and Montgomery Counties work one-on-one with scientists at the Spring House research division of the specialty chemical manufacturer to develop hands-on experiments to perform with students during the school year. The resulting lesson plans, which demonstrate the practical applications of science, will be available to other teachers.
July 25, 2011 |
Subprime mortgage loans. Adjustable interest rates. Predatory lending. Some eyes might glaze over while reading those business terms, but 140 teenage students can now clearly explain the concepts after their sessions at Knowledge@Wharton High School. KWHS is a new branch of Knowledge@Wharton , an online business journal of the Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania. Launched in March, the high school site offers articles, podcasts, and video to help improve business literacy of teenagers.
August 22, 2002 |
The historical markers along Pennsylvania roads got more than a cursory glance this summer from 15 teachers who were selected to make lesson plans delving into the stories behind the markers. Participants included Page Fahrig Pendse of Blue Bell Elementary School and Jim Kearney of Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown. They attended four-day academies to gather information about Pennsylvania's past. The Explore Pennsylvania History Academies were set up at five sites.
December 22, 1997 |
Three years ago, when social studies teacher Jana Eaton got access to the Internet on her classroom computer, she knew little about it. But last week, her students were e-mailing the prime minister of France, looking up their homework assignments on her Web page, and researching up-to-the minute changes in global events. "Our textbooks are really out of date compared to this," said Heather Winterbottom, a senior in Eaton's Unionville High School government class, as students read through a government Web page.
November 20, 2013 |
New Jersey education officials announced a new website Monday with thousands of resources to help educators and others implement the state's new, more rigorous curriculum standards. Parents, students, and others will be able to access the Educator Resource Exchange, but the officials said only educators would be able to contribute, both by posting their own materials or by rating what they find there. "The richness and value of this initiative stems from the partnership it forms with our teachers and other educators to develop and share lesson plans, assessment items, homework assignments, and other educational resources," said state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf.
January 16, 2002 |
For the last 20 years, Bill and Mary Sue Hackbarth were fixtures at Sharp Elementary School in Cherry Hill. For the last seven, the couple taught side by side in adjoining classrooms, sharing lesson plans, prep periods, tea and lunch every day. They drove to school together, went to meetings together, stayed late after school together, shopped for supplies together, drove home together, and, in the evenings, talked about what to do in class the...
July 19, 1999 |
Detlev Tauber, a teacher for 30 years, became a student this summer, too. Safety glasses anchored on the bridge of his nose, Tauber, of East Pikeland, shadowed scientists at Lonza Inc.'s Riverside chemical plant in Upper Merion for a week this month. He is one of about 300 teachers across the five-county Philadelphia region participating in the Educator in the Workplace program, said Michael Pahides, work-force development manager for the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center.
December 31, 1998 |
Massachusetts teacher Elizabeth Harvey is desperately seeking Natasha. Natasha, her '85 burgundy Caddy, tag 950-4BE, was stolen from 23rd Street near South on Christmas night. Harvey, 22, must find the car - or at least its contents - and fast. The first-year teacher's lesson plans and her students' test scores, attendance records, papers and science-fair projects were all in the car. Grades are due three weeks from Monday for nearly 100 seventh-graders she teaches at Chestnut Accelerated Middle School in Springfield, Mass.
September 12, 1998 |
You must have proof that you're 18 to buy Playboy and Penthouse magazines. But all you need is access to the Internet to read independent counsel Kenneth Starr's report. That means adolescents, many of whom haven't started to go out on dates, will be logging on this weekend to read about the president's sexual affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky. But don't fret, the experts say. At this point in the proceedings, many teens are well-aware of all the sordid details. Besides, the experts add, many kids don't care about Clinton's problems.
February 29, 2008
With the one month designated for black history ending today, many New Jersey public schools will put away their lesson plans on the subject until next year. How sad. Six years after New Jersey became the first state to mandate year-round teaching of black history, compliance has been spotty at best. The 2002 law says that every school district shall incorporate black history at every grade level. It should not be taught as a "special lesson" during February, but seamlessly woven into the curriculum.