NSF's 2015 Honor Thy Teacher Campaign was a great success!
NSF KICKS OFF ANNUAL APPEAL
Global study Computer coding Dynamic writing
Middle School Engineering Social/Emotional Learning
These are among the many exciting learning opportunities Newton Schools Foundation (NSF) supports in the Newton Public Schools. For five decades NSF has provided private funding for educational innovations that are difficult to address in the school department’s operating budget. Today we are asking for your support so our schools can maintain their excellence for decades to come. Click here to read more.
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.