Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Learning in the WGSD - First Blog Post

At the Walter Ambrose Family Center, organizing
with materials becomes a whole-learning adventure.
Through exploration the child produces mathematical 
patterns and rhythms, building and combining shapes 
and creating new forms.

Dear WGSD Community,

In my role as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the WGSD, I have the distinct privilege of spending much time in our schools watching children learn with the support of many, many caring adults.  Whether in the orange room at the Walter Ambrose Family Center watching two year olds guide their own inquiry or listening to high school students relate a historical event to their own lives, rigorous and meaningful learning is taking place each and every day!

As a way of thanking the community for the tremendous support it’s given public education, I’ve created a blog to highlight learning across the district. The blog will feature stories from our schools that I hope you’ll find interesting and inspiring.

If you would like to be notified when a blog post has been added, please subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the designated space.  Otherwise, you can access the blog via the curriculum page on the district web site or bookmark the blog itself. 

Each child, Each day...John