Teachers attend one of dozens of professional development sessions offered this month through the Professional Learning Academy. The new school year is fast approaching, and while you’re soaking up the last few days of summer, our teachers and administrators are already preparing for the new …
In the Ann Arbor Public Schools, we’re known for going the extra mile for our students. Case in point: Today a group of ten AAPS teachers and administrators are going all the way to Singapore to learn about successful STEM education strategies.
Tahani Othman’s fifth grade class gave a $525 check to Meals on Wheels Director Beth Adams Tuesday afternoon. The donation was the result of a two-month long economics lesson that taught basic economics principles, which the students summarized in essays and shared with Adams on June 11.
“Today you are officially a published author!” proclaimed English teacher Sal Barrientes to a room full of seventh graders on June 3. That day, the book “I Could Only Look Up: Anatomy of a Middle School” was unveiled by the staff at 826michigan, who accompanied students on every step of their publishing journey.
It’s a simple design: a hexagon base with plexiglass rising to form a point in the middle. It would take ten minutes to assemble, and around $25 to buy. And it could greatly improve access to clean water in developing countries.