• Congratulations TIES Exceptional Teachers Monday, November 24, 2014

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/Gail_Morris_Intermediate_district287_11_20_14_web.jpg https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/Benjamin_ Drewelow_Intermediate_District_287_web.jpgThis week, TIES announced that two District 287 instructors have been named 2014 TIES Exceptional Teachers. They are Gail Morris and Benjamin Drewelow. (see photos at left)

    Gail is an Itinerant Instructor of Blind/Visually Impaired Program. Ben is a CIP Program Instructor at the North Education Center. They are among 91 “Exceptional Teachers who have made a positive impact on students.”  This is the 11th year that TIES has noted exceptional educators from across the state of Minnesota.

    Gail and Ben will be honored on December 9 during the annual TIES Education Technology Conference in Minneapolis.

    Congratulations Gail and Ben!

  • Cindy Brose named MN ESP of the Year Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    “I have always liked new challenges. That’s who I am. I grew up with a strong work ethic. If there is a need, I will be raising my hand.”        -Cindy Brose, MN Education Support Professional of the Year

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/CindyBrose4web.jpg During official ceremonies this morning, Para Professional Cindy Brose was named the 2014 Minnesota Education Support Professional of the Year. Education Minnesota President Denise Specht presented Cindy’s award to her in front of students, staff and family who had gathered in the gym at Edgewood Education Center.

    “Today is the day we set aside for recognizing the work of education support professionals nationwide,” Denise told everyone. “Cindy is both a remarkable individual, and an example of how important education support professionals are for preparing every student for a suclientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/Cindy_Brose_6.jpgccessful life.”

    According to Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski, Cindy has played a key para professional role in our classrooms for more than 21 years.

    “Cindy, you are a rock star because of your great attitude and your hardwork in the classroom and around Edgewood Education Center,” Sandy said. “Thank you for providing active and positive support for our students." 

    Just one year ago, Cindy Brose received our employee “Above and Beyond” award for November 2013. This recognition is for employees who use initiative in finding innovative tools for students and staff.

    Following all of the excitement, Cindy took her new IPad, given to her by Education MN, and returned to her classroom where students were waiting for her.

    Congratulations Cindy!

  • Meet Kathy Enselein, Employee Recognition Winner for November Friday, November 14, 2014

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/Employrecog/KathyEnseleinabive&beyweb.jpg Kathy Enselein is an Edgewood Education Center Instructor and was chosen as our Above and Beyond Employee for November. Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski presented her award this afternoon.

    Here is Kathy's nomination:
    "Kathy is a master at planning individually for each student in all of the classes she teaches, and enabling the students to engage as independently as possible in various activities. She communicates in a variety of fashions.... This enables parents or group home staff to know what the student is working on at school and collaborate with Kathy to be ‘on the same page when it comes to expectations and strategies used with the students." read more

    Congratulations Kathy!

  • Learn-learn-learn Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/Curriday_1web2.jpgTwenty-six curriculum groups met across the district on Thursday. The half day meetings are late start days for students while our classroom staff share resources, and receive updates in their area of instruction and learn more about specific areas.

    At the Hennepin Tech Campus, 30 Career & Tech and Work Experience licensed staff spent time with our Reading Specialist, Mary Slinde. District Reading Specialists will work with teams during the Curriculum workshops throughout the school year. The topic this year is “Writing Every Day, in Every Class.” (read more)

    When Mary asked our Career & Tech instructors “How often do students write in your classes?”, they responded “at least twice per class.”https://asoft11122.accrisoft.com/district287/clientuploads/2014_2015_NEWS/Curriday_4.jpg

    “Writing in Career and Tech classes is very important as we are preparing our students for college and/or careers,” Principal Rose Hobson said after the workshop. “To compete in today's world a student needs to have good writing skills because it is all about communication with customers and/or peers.”

    The next scheduled Curriculum Group sessions are scheduled for February 5.

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