NSF's 2015 Honor Thy Teacher Campaign was a great success!
Newton Inspires, November 9, 2015
Newton Schools Foundation presents
An Evening of Ideas and Community
Monday, November 9, 7 – 9:45 pm
At Newton South High School
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.