Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

Student Mentorships Continue

You may recall the news about the incredible¬†collaboration between the Goochland High School senior students and Randolph Elementary 3rd graders. That partnership resulted in a renovated RES courtyard, some shared reading experiences, and an inspired group of high schoolers ready … Continue reading

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Representative Cantor Visits GHS Government Class

GHS U.S. Government teacher, Mrs. Yearout-Patton (“Mrs. EYP”, as she’s known by her students) hosted a live Goggle “Hangout” in which representative Eric Cantor engaged with GHS seniors and answered their specific questions. Joined by superintendent, Dr. Lane, the group … Continue reading

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GCPS Year Round Schools Study to Air on NPR

Those who would like to hear more about the Year Round Feasibility Study we are pursuing through a recent grant award are encouraged to tune into NPR this Thursday afternoon, November 7. John Ogle recently interviewed Dr. Lane and Dr. … Continue reading

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Regular Student Features: Take a Look

Take a look at this new student feature, published by Zoe Parrish. The elementary iPad initiative continues to amaze the educational community and gather media attention. Zoe Parrish is allowing students to tell the story through Student EduSLAM!. By hosting … Continue reading

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A Colleague Shares Expertise

I was privileged to have Bea Cantor, GCPS ITRT, virtually visit a class I am teaching on assessment and student growth. A group of 12 teachers from the Metro Richmond area interacted with Bea via video chat regarding the G21 … Continue reading

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RES Teachers Published

RES teachers, Beth ferguson and Sarah Rowan, have published their recent work creating the Measurement Fair with fourth graders. The article, Measuring Up With STEM, appears in ¬†the recent issue of the Virginia Children’s Engineering Journal. We are so proud … Continue reading

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GCPS Teachers Give Up Time during the Summer to Learn

Teachers from Randolph spent their summer in an innovative program designed to change how science is taught across Virginia. Elizabeth Ferguson and Sara Rowan were selected for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), which kicked off with … Continue reading

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Hard Fun

One of the topics that finds its way into so many of our strategic planning and mission/vision conversations this year is the idea of what Seymore Papert calls, “Hard Fun.” A few nights ago, during a school board work session … Continue reading

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An afternoon at RES

What a privilege to have spent some time this week observing the inspirational work happening in Mrs. Potter’s classroom. Working collaboratively with Mrs. Sprouse & Mrs. Biggs, she created an interactive environment where 3rd grade students practiced their use of … Continue reading

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Conundrum Day is Amazing

A Randolph Elementary students said it was “just incredible. Amazingly…amazing!” I couldn’t agree more. Engaged learning, caring volunteers – both community & staff members. School leaders and board members working with students. All built upon a sound emphasis on engineering … Continue reading

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