Many CRSD faculty members attended the recent ASTE conference in Anchorage and were inspired by the power and potential of technology to transform our classrooms and schools. Since March is also Arts Education Month, I encourage you to consider ways to integrate the arts in your classroom teaching repertoire, as well. Take a look at this awe-inspiring technology-meets-the-arts project that involved folks from around the globe...singing from their own homes using basic webcams and microphones to create an international choir.
Teachers and administrators, THANK YOU for your hard work during our January 21st in-service! Based on the evaluation surveys, the vast majority of you found the day to be productive and beneficial to your understanding of our developing curriculum. MANY thanks to Frances Jackson and Angela Woods for sharing arts integration ideas with us during the afternoon session! It was great to be together with everyone again! 1/21/11 Photo Gallery
Students at Kenny Lake and Glennallen participated in school-level Poetry Out Loud competitions in late January. Sponsored by the National Endowmment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest for high school students across the U.S. Huge thanks go to Zach Ziegler (GLN & KL Music) and Ray Voley (KL) for integrating this project into their classes. This year marks the CRSD's first year of participation in the program, and while we won't have a representative at state competition in Juneau, it's terrific that this opportunity for kids now has a foothold in our district!