Archive for August, 2011
For Taiwan’s Centenary, Adventist Education and the Taiwan government have teamed up for an exciting project – 1,000 Adventist schools in North America will teach a week’s worth of curriculum focused on Taiwan. One part of the project is the Taiwan Treasure Chest, a box full of samples of Taiwan culture. To learn more about this exciting project and track our progress, go to:
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Recently an article appeared in the Orlando Post, highlighting what schools throughout Florida are doing to sharpen student writing skills. FCAT writing test about to get tougher
As a private system, the Florida Conference Office of Education has also realized the need for student improvement and has systematically addressed this same issue. Five years ago, we posted a “Writing Process Training Module” through Southern Adventist University’s online campus.
All new teachers are required to go through the 14-hour training, learning how to assess student writing in order to pinpoint ways to boost student performance. Every student in grades 3, 5, and 7 takes a formal writing test in which they produce an essay to be scored outside of our system. Teachers analyze the scores and work to help students improve in focus, organization, details, conventions, and other areas. As a result, student writing has begun to improve. “We are grateful for the effort of Dr. Doran and the teachers who have worked to make this possible,” states Arne Nielsen, Vice President for Integrated Youth Ministries. “This is a wonderful tool for preparing our students for success.”