Pittsburgh Public Schools mulls online education


Article from Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

June 13, 2012 12:13 am

Share with others:

By Eleanor Chute / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools may start its own online school serving grades 6-12 as a way to win back students who have chosen cyber charter schools.

“We’ve got to start being competitive,” Jerri Lynn Lippert, district chief academic officer, told the school board at an education committee meeting Tuesday night.

While she said the district is ahead in some areas, she said, “This one we’re trailing behind, and we need to start catching up very quickly.”

The reason is cyber charter schools are costing the district big bucks. The district must pay $ 13,000 for each resident who is a regular charter school student and $ 28,000 for each resident who is a special-education student at a charter school.

In the 2011-12 school year, charter school students are estimated t………..

>> Read the full article

Related News:

Teaching Dance as Art in Education – 1st Edition (Book)

Teaching Dance as Art in Education is a comprehensive introductory textbook that helps dance education majors and dance specialists understand and incorporate the aesthetic foundations of educational dance in grades K-12. Unlike other models of teaching dance, this book delineates what a standards-oriented, aesthetically driven program should encompass for both the dance specialist and his or her K-12 students.Teaching Dance as Art in Education fosters an understanding of dance as arts education and defines the dance specialist’s roles and responsibilities, including how the national arts initiatives and student-centered inquiry affect the teaching of dance. It explains how to advance student growth in the areas most critical to teaching dance: the physical, mental, artistic, and social. Content is delineated through four cornerstones of dance as art in education: Dancing and performingCreating and composingKnowing history, culture, and contextAnalyzing and critiquingThese cornerstones are subsequently integrated into the K-12 Dance Cornerstone Curriculum Framework, which enables dance specialists to develop substantive and sequential dance experiences for students as they progress from kindergarten through grade 12. The framework distills all the skills and concepts that dance specialists need, including developmental expectations for different ages. Teaching Dance as Art in Education also presents a new instructional approach, the Eight-Step Plan, that facilities integration of all four dance education cornerstones into each unit to make the lessons more coherent. Further, the many features in the textbook help dance specialists become aware of not only their unique roles and responsibilities when teaching educational dance but also how to develop an arts-oriented, professional teaching portfolio.The following user-friendly features are interwoven throughout the book: Reflect and Respond: Case studies, or scenarios, invite the reader to consider an issue or situation and develop a response.Questions to Ponder: Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter help readers extend and apply chapter concepts. Rich Resources: Suggested resources, such as books, videos, and Web sites, supplement the topics covered in the chapter. Notebook or Portfolio: Practical exercises to complete, record, and compile into an arts-oriented teaching portfolio are useful for future job interviews. Inspirational Quotes: Selected quotes from famous dancers
List Price: 68.95
Price: 68.95

Related posts:

  1. Online commentary: Bold action now will save Detroit Public Schools
  2. Brace for online revolution in higher education
  3. Online education lab garnering attention in Leetonia Schools
  4. Idaho to take public comment on online education rule
  5. Herbert considering veto to online schools bill
If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it!
Icon Icon Icon

Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required