Category Archives: Design Thinking

ACTFL Reflection

by Amy Liermann  I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  This convention brings together over 7,000 language educators from various backgrounds, languages, and levels.  One … Continue reading

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Computer Science in Lower School

By Colby Van Alen Getting coffee one day I ran into a Westtown graduate and she asked what I’ve been doing since school let out. Computer science work at school was my response. “What, really? In First Grade? That is … Continue reading

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Realizing our Vision: Educating to our Mission

Westtown School graduated its first cohort of students who successfully completed our Deep Dive Certificate Program.  Starting six years ago I clerked two different committees over four years and worked with a number of other wonderfully creative and committed teachers … Continue reading

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SXSWedu — A Great Place for Educators

By Oscar Sosa In March, I had the opportunity to attend the South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (#SXSWedu) in Austin, TX. The SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals that … Continue reading

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PROBLEM-SOLVING, ADVOCACY, PERSISTENCE, AND CONNECTIONS: A STORY FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL

By Nancy van Arkel While working on a project for 6th grade history, a student was frustrated that the Explain Everything app wouldn’t let him re-arrange his slides the way he wanted them. Instead of giving up, he found the … Continue reading

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Young Visions: Student Art

First semester visual art students’ work is on display. Hanging in the gallery are examples of what happens as students grow as artists. Each work represents a collaboration between student and instructor to solve problems, develop their ideas and work … Continue reading

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