NSF's 2015 Honor Thy Teacher Campaign was a great success!
Newton Inspires, November 9, 2015
Save the Date for NEWTON INSPIRES: AN EVENING OF IDEAS AND COMMUNITY, Monday November 9, 7-9:45 p.m. at Newton South High School.
We’re excited to announce these amazing speakers, with more to come. Registration will open soon. Sign up TODAY to be notified when registrations opens, since sessions will fill quickly.
- Rev. Brandon Crowley, Senior Pastor, Myrtle Baptist Church
- Anita Diamant - Author
- Dr. Giovanni G. Fazio - Senior physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- David Fleishman - Superintendent, Newton Public Schools
- Candy Kosow Gold - Producer
- John Harthorne - Founder and CEO of MassChallenge
- Stephen Kaufer - President and CEO, TripAdvisor
- Christopher Landrigan - Pediatric Hospitalist & Patient Safety Expert
- John Mahoney - Director of Undergraduate Admission, Boston College
- Ronald Prinn - Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT
- Billy Starr - Founder & Executive Director, PAN-MASS Challenge
- Genevra Stone - Physician & Olympic Rower
- Hugh Wolff - Conductor, New England Conservatory
NSF is funding professional development for teachers: Kindergarten to Grade 5 Summer Writing Institute -- teaching students to be effective writers
Teachers from the elementary schools participate in a writing institute to prepare for the informational writing tasks students will be expected to master in elementary grades. Teachers get a chance to explore the writing unit expectations and develop a deeper understanding of the units and their links to the Social Studies content, but also have the chance to write themselves. Deana Lew, a Lincoln-Eliot Literacy Coach, marveled at the depth of understanding the teachers developed through this activity. A teacher commented, “It was extremely beneficial to create materials for the unit with grade level colleagues. The Teach Out was terrific – so concrete- and the useful, inspiring activities will help me as a teacher.”
NSF in The Newton Tab
Newton Schools Foundation: We All Have a Stake in Our Schools by Josh Weiss and Marcia Tabenken, NSF Co-Presidents
A new school year has begun. Thousands of backpack-laden students taking to Newton streets by foot, bike and bus remind us why so many families move here: for the schools. And it’s not just families who benefit. Our highly regarded public schools offer continuing education, athletic facilities, and cultural opportunities for all Newton residents. They make Newton a desirable place to live and bolster property values. In return, community support and engagement help ensure the continued vitality of the Newton Public Schools.