• Tutors Worldwide CEO, Adam Caller, Introduced as Prestel and Companion Household Workplace Discussion board Speaker for the Second Consecutive 12 months
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    Tutors Worldwide CEO, Adam Caller, Introduced as Prestel and Companion Household Workplace Discussion board Speaker for the Second Consecutive 12 months

    Founding father of elite personal tutoring firm, Adam Caller, receives a second invitation to be visitor speaker on the 2022 Prestel and Companion’s Household Workplace Discussion board

    OXFORD, England, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Founder and CEO of Tutors WorldwideAdam Caller, has as soon as once more been introduced as an esteemed visitor speaker on the 2022 Prestel and Companion Household Workplace Discussion board. The Discussion board will happen on the 21st and 22nd of June at The Corinthia, London.

    Prestel and Companion are the worldwide leaders in Household Workplace Discussion board conferences. They provide an area to satisfy friends, share experiences, and study governance and funding best-practice. The London 2022 Version of the Household Workplace Discussion board Assortment will but once more collect 100+ Household Places of work and UHNWIs primarily based within the UK and past.

    Household Workplace Discussion board 2022

    Prestel and Companion’s Household Workplace Discussion board units itself other than different UHNW-focussed conferences. Many conferences and commerce festivals for the ultra-wealthy are showcases for aspirational HNWIs, however Prestel and Companion’s Household Workplace Discussion board have established a programme of consultants and {industry} leaders for a choose and prestigious cohort of attendees. Household Workplace Boards are completely designed for household principals, household workplace c-suite executives, wealth house owners, personal traders and a choose few companions, to share greatest follow in Governance and Investments.

    Adam Caller

    Adam Caller based elite personal tutoring firm, Tutors Worldwide, in 1999. The personal house tuition firm has established a well-earned status because the main personal tuition firm specialising in tailor-made residential tutoring worldwide. In addition to founding Tutors Worldwide, Mr. Caller is a tuition professional and an industry-leading training advisor. An skilled entrepreneur with a UHNW consumer base, he has intensive expertise tutoring prestigious households round Europe.  

    Mr. Caller maintains that an ideal tutor ought to present and nurture tutorial brilliance, align with the household’s values, and complement their way of life. Tutors Worldwide is even capable of supply travelling tutors and yacht-based residencies.

    On his invitation to contribute to the Household Workplace Discussion board convention once more this 12 months, Mr. Caller had this to say:

    “I am completely delighted to be invited to talk on the 2022 Prestel and Companion Household Workplace Discussion board. Final 12 months I used to be honoured to be a panellist on the ‘Wealth Knowledge’ panel alongside Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Francesca Agostinelli, Psychologist and Coach, Dr Ronit Meshi-Mai Lami and Cerescum Founder, Jo Sawicki. Positioning what we do throughout the context of world points and the conversations occurring between influential figures from the worldwide elite was an enlightening, affirming and motivating expertise.”

    Final 12 months’s contribution to the ‘Wealth Knowledge’ panel noticed Mr. Caller sharing anonymised, but partaking, anecdotes about his intensive expertise educating the world’s Extremely-Excessive Web-Value (UHNW) households and illustrated how the right house tutor can each reform and rework troubled kids. The viewers’s eager curiosity in listening to about full-time personal tuition for the ultra-wealthy has meant that this 12 months, Tutors Worldwide has been allotted a devoted thirty-minute session throughout which Mr. Caller will conduct an armchair dialogue with one among his colleagues, account supervisor, Joanna Dunckley Phillips.

    Says Mr. Caller: “I’m trying ahead to assembly this 12 months’s esteemed friends and excited to be reconnecting with former acquaintances. Tutors Worldwide’s devoted query and reply session will likely be an exquisite alternative for us to debate the significance of training, share some insights into the personal tutoring world and describe how Tutors Worldwide could make a distinction to the lives of UHNWIs.”

    Attending the Household Workplace Discussion board

    Prestel and Companion’s London 2022 Household Workplace Discussion board will happen on the 21st and 22nd of September at The Corinthia. For those who want to safe a spot and listen to Adam Caller and Joanna Dunckley Phillips communicate alongside many different {industry} consultants and leaders in UHNW sectors, you are able to do so by following the directions on web page 11 of the 2022 convention agenda.

    About Tutors Worldwide

    Tutors Worldwide supplies an unparalleled personal tutoring service that matches the appropriate personal house tutor with the appropriate baby, to ensure that the coed to completely attain their private potential and tutorial excellence. Delivering a world personal tuition service for youngsters of all ages at completely different factors of their academic journeys, Tutors Worldwide is based on a dedication to discovering the right tutor to understand the particular targets and aspirations of every pupil. Tutors can be found for residential full-time positions, after-school help, and homeschooling.

    Based in 1999 by Adam Caller, Tutors Worldwide is a personal firm primarily based in Oxford, a metropolis famend for educational excellence. Our choose clientele receives a personally tailor-made service, with discretion and confidentiality assured.

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  • FSU college member named Kenneth P. Kidd Arithmetic Educator of the Yr

    FSU college member named Kenneth P. Kidd Arithmetic Educator of the Yr

    FSU college member named Kenneth P. Kidd Arithmetic Educator of the Yr
    The Florida Council of Academics of Arithmetic (FCTM) named Robert Schoen, an affiliate professor on the Studying Techniques Institute (LSI), the Kenneth P. Kidd Arithmetic Educator of the Yr.

    A Florida State College college member is being acknowledged for his analysis to enhance arithmetic schooling for elementary and secondary faculty college students.

    The Florida Council of Academics of Arithmetic (FCTM) named Robert Schoen, an affiliate professor on the Studying Techniques Institute (LSI), the Kenneth P. Kidd Arithmetic Educator of the Yr. The award was established in 1976 to acknowledge excellent contributions to arithmetic schooling.

    “It is a well-deserved award,” stated LSI Director Rabieh Razzouk. “Dr. Schoen has made main contributions to elementary math and secondary statistics schooling in Florida. His work on Cognitive Guided Instruction and different tasks have straight impacted 1000’s of academics and their college students. We’re happy with his achievements and grateful to FCTM for contemplating and presenting him with this award.”

    Schoen is affiliate director of LSI’s Florida Heart for Analysis in STEM (FCR–STEM) and an affiliate professor in Arithmetic Schooling at Florida State. His analysis expertise contains the event of instructional and psychological measurements, in-depth research of pupil mathematical considering, mathematical schooling of academics, and rigorous analysis of the effectiveness of instructional interventions.

    “I’ve an excellent respect for FCTM, and I really feel deeply honored to obtain this award,” Schoen stated. “My group and I work so exhausting to assist enhance instructing and studying whereas growing the scientific rigor of schooling analysis. It feels nice to be acknowledged by arithmetic academics for the affect that we’re having on their work.”

    The award was introduced at FCTM’s 69th Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, attended by a whole lot of math schooling professionals. Schoen is the primary Tallahassee-based educator to win the award since 1994 and simply the third ever from Tallahassee to be so honored.

    LSI at Florida State College is on the forefront of growing modern options that bridge idea and apply in schooling. For over 50 years, LSI has delivered methods that measurably enhance the educational and efficiency of organizations and people in Florida and globally. Our specialists’ superior analysis offers state-of-the-art strategies and a transparent path for implementation.

  • New “Roaring 2020s” Packages Lure Luxury Travelers Eager To Travel This Year

    New “Roaring 2020s” Packages Lure Luxury Travelers Eager To Travel This Year

    Despite rising rates of COVID-19 infection in both the U.S. and overseas, Americans are keen to travel again—and willing to splurge. According to a recent AMEX Travel Trends Report, 61% of survey respondents said they plan to spend more than they normally would on a trip this year, since most couldn’t travel in 2020. (Another interesting finding: 64% of respondents miss traveling so much that they’d be willing to give up social media for a month to go on vacation safely.)

    To answer the call, a growing number of hotels across the country are now luring deep-pocketed travelers with packages that herald the arrival of the new “roaring 20s”—the 2020s that is, a century after the glittering decade defined by economic prosperity and a cultural renaissance in America and beyond.

    Below are four standout “roaring 2020s” offers, from the East Coast to the West.

    The Logan, Philadelphia, PA 

    The hotel’s New Roaring 20s package  caters to travel-hungry foodies eager to unwind in style, and includes:

    ·     A one-night stay in the Presidential Suite

    ·      Cocktails and lite bites served in-suite with a private pianist

    ·      Exclusive kitchen tour of the Urban Farmer steakhouse with the chef

    ·      Twenty (bite-sized)-course chef’s table dinner with wine pairings

    ·      Nightcap in the Assembly Rooftop Lounge at a private pod

    ·      Morning couples massage at the Underground Spa & Wellness

    ·      Option to tour Philadelphia in a private vintage trolley with drinks

    ·      Personal hair and makeup stylist in-suite

    ·      From $5,000 for 2 people

    The Oxford, Denver, CO 

    The historic Denver mainstay recently unveiled its luxe Bee’s Knees package, offering:

    ·      A one-night stay in the Presidential Suite, decked out in Gatsby-style décor

    ·      Private 20s-themed dinner for two at the Urban Farmer steakhouse with your own private jazz band

    ·      Private Prohibition Era-themed mixology class and + additional cocktails in The Cruise Room

    ·      Dom Perignon + Macaroons welcome amenities

    ·      Two Luxe spa treatments at The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon

    ·      $2,000 shopping credit to The Vintage Label in Dairy Block

    ·      From $5,000 for 2 people

    The Lodge at Sonoma, Sonoma, CA

    Explore the best of California wine country in literal high style with the Flight of Fancy package, offering:

    ·      Accommodation in a Premier Cottage Suite with outdoor tub and fireplace

    ·      Private tour of Sonoma in a vintage 1926 biplane

    ·      A bottle of Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque

    ·      A massage for two at the Raindance Spa

    ·      A wine tasting at the Gundlach Bundschu winery

    ·      Dinner for two at on-property American tavern, Wit & Wisdom

    ·      From $5,020 for 2 people

    The Hotel Zags, Portland, OR 

    The edgy hotel’s Z Gathering package lets you whoop it up to 20 friends and family members and includes:

    ·      Two-night accommodation for up to 20 guests

    ·      1920s-themed welcome reception in the Coliseum Room, complete with 1920s-inspired photo booth

    ·      Luxury motorcoach ride down scenic Highway 26 to the Oregon coast for a day of dining, sight-seeing and tax-free shopping

    ·      Three-course private dinner with cocktail and wine pairings in the Z-Garden, the hotel’s exclusive outdoor living room

    ·      From $15,000

  • 2021 STEAM Back-To-School Pre-Conference – Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)
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    2021 STEAM Back-To-School Pre-Conference – Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education)

    California Department of Education
    News Release

    California Department of Education
    News Release

    Release: #21-58

    August 24, 2021

    REDWOOD CITY—In partnership with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division and the California AfterSchool Network, the California STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Symposium co-hosts are excited to announce the virtual 2021 Expanding Learning Opportunities with STEAM Back-To-School Pre-Conference on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, presented by Chevron.

    This exciting partnership builds on our community belief that STEAM learning happens everywhere and at any time of the day. Throughout the event, we will explore opportunities for collaboration between community-based organizations and the TK–16 system. We are excited to support our education community as we all strategically plan to use the monumental education budgets focused on early education, social-emotional learning, teacher pipeline, and expanded learning. Participants will also learn more about the new Expanded Learning Opportunities Program established in July 2021 by Assembly Bill 130.

    Dive into the school year with these breakout sessions:

    • Getting Started With Expanded Learning Opportunities Program with California AfterSchool Network & California Department of Education
    • Creativity and Design with Wix Education
    • Equity in STEM Framework with National Girls Collaborative
    • Family Engagement in STEAM with California Department of Education
    • High Impact Tutoring
    • STEAM Challenges with KQED
    • STEAM Hubs with California Department of Education
    • STEAM Playbook with 49ersEDU
    • Weaving Back Together with CA Early Math Initiative

    Pre-Conference Schedule: September 1, 2021

    3:00 – Virtual Doors Open

    3:10 – Quick Talks & Newcomers’ Orientation

    3:30 – Opening Keynote Richard Tavener with Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Tiffany Gipson

    4:20 – Breakout Period 1

    5:15 – Breakout Period 2

    6:00 – Closing Panel with California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Executive Director Matt Navo and Elk Grove Unified School District

    The current registration
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    for both events is only $185! Individual event rates start at $75 for the Pre-Conference and $145 for the California STEAM Symposium.

    More information on the California STEAM Symposium, October 21-23, 2021, can be found on the California STEAM Symposium website
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    State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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    Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

  • ‘Last year was devastating’: San Francisco’s special ed challenge
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    ‘Last year was devastating’: San Francisco’s special ed challenge

    Havah Kelley was more than ready to get her son back to in-person school. Learning through a screen for over a year intensified difficulties with reading for her son, who has dyslexia and is now in fifth grade at Sunnyside Elementary.

    But instead of finding revamped services coming out of a challenging year, the first week back was another disappointment in her journey with the San Francisco Unified School District’s special education services.

    “Socially and emotionally, last year was devastating for my son,” said Kelley, a single mother living in the Bayview. “I know everyone is trying their best, but I’m upset that more programs to address the ground he’s lost have not been implemented.”

    Over the last year, school days at home were met with pure frustration. “My son is very smart and he doesn’t want to fail at anything,” she said. “Last year, he just gave up. He stopped trying.”

    Her son is not alone. Students across The City and country struggled with distance learning. With the start of a new school year, observers are beginning to see the impacts of the trauma they experienced.

    Kelley now fears for the uphill battle that this year will bring.

    “Now he’s back in school almost as if nothing happened,” she said. “I was hoping they would start the year a little different and address some of his regression.”

    Kelley is part of a growing chorus of parents and education advocates who want to see more screening and remediation for young students in SFUSD, especially in the wake of the pandemic.

    In San Francisco and across California, which does not require universal screening for dyslexia, disabilities can go unnoticed until students are severely behind their peers academically. That can have enormous impacts socially and financially for students and their families.

    “It’s likely many students were missed during online school. It’s so hard to pick up reading difficulties on Zoom. Kids can duck away from what they might have been called on to do in class,” said Dr. Robert Hendren, head of the Dyslexia Center at UCSF. Hendren specializes in the psychological toll that learning disabilities can have on a student.

    When Kelley began noticing her son struggle with reading and writing, she had to do something. What she didn’t expect was a disappointing response from the school district.

    “I was put in a series of meetings and enormous pressure to back off. It broke my heart. The school is great and I love it, I just didn’t understand what was happening,” said Kelley, adding that she adores many of the school staff who have supported her. “It taught me that things are not as lovely as I had thought.”

    Kelley considers herself one of the lucky ones. She was able to convince the school to assess her son back in first grade, an age many experts say is an ideal time to identify learning disabilities and provide a targeted intervention with students who struggle differentiating letters and words, because it’s when most children are still learning to read.

    But for many across the nation, school closures interrupted disability assessments and other special education evaluations. In the spring, SFUSD opened an in-person assessment center at O’Connell High School to clear a backlog of requests. Since March 15, the district has evaluated nearly 335 students, according to officials, but a backlog remains.

    Megan Potente runs a parent support group for parents in San Francisco with children with dyslexia. When her son was identified as dyslexic, she made the tough decision to pull him out of SFUSD after finding the services he needed were limited.

    “For him, the issue was that the teachers weren’t trained in structured literacy, a proven method to support students with dyslexia,” said Potente, referring to a reading teaching strategy that has shown success among students with dyslexia. “The services weren’t provided with the intensity he needed. It wasn’t daily.”

    Seventh grader Gianluca Potente, who has dyslexia, uses an audiobook to help him with reading comprehension.<ins>Examiner)</ins>

    Seventh grader Gianluca Potente, who has dyslexia, uses an audiobook to help him with reading comprehension.Examiner)

    Students in SFUSD with dyslexia can qualify for an individualized education program to meet their needs, and “are provided multisensory instruction,” according to district spokesperson Laura Dudnick.

    Screening for learning disabilities at a young age can be pivotal. If overlooked, downstream impacts include anxiety, depression and behavioral issues, often disproportionately falling on students of color. Students who are dyslexic but undiagnosed also are more likely to be placed in special education. And nearly 85 percent of all youth involved with the juvenile court system are unable to read, according to the American Bar Association.

    But many studies show that students who are screened, identified and provided with support early on can successfully keep up with their peers.

    That rings true for Potente and her son, who is now on grade level. Potente, who runs a statewide advocacy group called Decoding Dyslexia, would like to see more early reading remediation so fewer students need to be placed in special education.

    Without universal access to screening and treatment, an equity gap in San Francisco schools has emerged. Students with wealthier and more highly educated parents are more likely to have the resources to advocate for their child to get early intervention services, as well as afford outside therapy and remediation.

    One mother of a dyslexic student told The Examiner she spent over $100,000 in two years getting her son extra care to keep him on track prior to and during the pandemic.

    That’s not an option for most parents in SFUSD, where more than 50% of students come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, according to the California Department of Education.

    “I cannot afford outside services for my son. If they denied the assessment, I couldn’t pay for private tutors. The public school system is all I have at this point,” said Kelley. “It’s really hard for me to understand why everybody is so behind in this area. Reading is everything.”

    Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is dyslexic, is a proponent of increasing screening and remediation services for students with learning disabilities. But progress has been slow. Senate Bill 237, which would require California schools to implement universal dyslexia screening for young students, failed to make it through the state Assembly in July.

    The proposal faced opposition from groups including the California School Boards Association and the California Teachers Union, which expressed concerns over potentially overidentifying dyslexia in young students and cutting into limited instructional time for the testing.

    “It could have a really large impact. The issue is, how to do we do it?” Hendren said about universal screening. “Some of the testings can take hours and can cost a lot of money.”

    Researchers at UCSF are trying to answer that by developing a game-based screener teachers can use to identify risks associated with dyslexia and other learning challenges. “This is not about screening to find and label a dyslexic kid. It’s about screening for risk — short, simple measures that look at predictable factors,” said Potente.

    Several experts have criticized the school district’s system for screening for learning disabilities including dyslexia, known as Fountas & Pinnell, which “the field considers to be a highly flawed screener,” according to Steve Carnevale, founder of the UCSF Dyslexia Center.

    But the solution must go beyond screening. Teachers must be trained and supported, and strategic remediations and curricula must also be implemented.

    There’s a long road ahead, but things are slowly beginning to shift.

    The district is using some COVID relief funds to add 13 new psychologist positions, as well as a supervisor, to address the lingering evaluations backlogs. Due to a shortage of school psychologists across the state, however, vacancies remain.

    “A decade ago I don’t think the education system got it,” Carnevale said. “But I’ve been working closely with the president of the San Francisco school board and other parents who are involved, and everybody is on board and starting to work closely with UCSF and we’re having deep conversations about how we do all of this.”

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  • CHS receives Seal of Biliteracy; Second consecutive year for national honor | Local News
    Bilingual Education

    CHS receives Seal of Biliteracy; Second consecutive year for national honor | Local News

    For the second consecutive year, the Seal of Biliteracy has been awarded to students at Cleburne High School who have obtained fluency in two or more languages by graduation and met the academic standards required for the national recognition.

    The recipients, all 2021 graduates, include Michelle Cruz, Ashley Hernandez, Tamara Reyes, Sandra Solis, Kevin Duran, Juan Mares Ramirez, Yaritza Rojas, Ashley Vega-Enamorado, Arlett Garcia, Gisell Ortiz, Jose Sanchez, Denisse Garcia, Sydney Pioquinto, Rhadja Silva and Brenda Zamora Chavez. 

    To be eligible for the award designation, students had to maintain a B average throughout high school, pass their English I and English II End of Course exams and achieve a score of 3 or higher on an advanced placement test in an upper level foreign language course. Among the honorees, six were members of the 2021 Top Ten Percent, including Zamora Chavez who was valedictorian.

    “The Seal of Biliteracy is a national award that has been adopted by the state, with the Texas Education Agency setting the criteria,” said Christy Burton, CISD director of World Languages. “We felt in implementing the Seal of Biliteracy initiative at the high school it would be a good opportunity for our students, in recognizing them for their unique skills. They have mastered biliteracy, bilingualism and multiculturalism, which are the three pillars within bilingual education. It is a statement of accomplishment for both college admissions and future employment. 

    The Seal of Biliteracy designation is included on the graduate’s transcript and an actual seal on their diploma. 

    “Despite the challenges of COVID, our number of honorees grew from 10 in 2019-20 to 15 this year,” Burton said. “I credit our teachers in the CHS Foreign Language Department for the important role they provided in the achievements of these students. They seek out students to take on the level of academic commitment required for the Seal of Biliteracy, and encourage them as they work toward the achievement. These teachers amaze me with their level of dedication.”

    Silva, who was among the academic leaders within the Class of 2021, came to Cleburne from Brazil. When she enrolled as a fourth-grader at Santa Fe Elementary School, Portuguese was her first — and only language.

    “It was so terrifying,” Silva said. “It was hard to be in a place where I was not understood, and didn’t know what people were saying to me or about me.”

    The Santa Fe staff, led by her bilingual teacher Marcia Byrd, a fellow native of Brazil whose first language is also Portuguese, worked quickly to take the “terror” out of Silva’s transition to Texas. At the end of the school day, English as a Second Language Specialist Amy Easter would take over as Silva used Rosetta Stone language software to build on her mastery of a second language.

    “I knew it was necessary for me to learn English,” Silva said. “In Brazil, we learned some English — the colors, the names of animals — but that was far from learning a whole new language.”

    By the second half of her fifth-grade year, Silva reached a major milestone in her pursuit of English. She attributes her drive and determination, coupled with the support she received from Byrd.

    “I think by the middle of fifth grade I was bilingual,” she said. “Everything just clicked. By the fifth grade I could have a normal conversation in English with anyone, while still speaking Portuguese at home. My determination to learn played a big part. I was trying so hard to speak in English — and understand. It took a lot of perseverance. Mrs. Byrd was my teacher, but also a great comfort to me. She was someone who understood my circumstances. Thanks to her, I also began learning Spanish.”

    By the time she was in high school, Silva was showing her proficiency in her third language, in making a perfect score on the Spanish 4 AP exam.

    “I was real proud of myself for that,” she said. “In learning English, then Spanish, I had to try harder, and be more determined — but that helped me get where I am. Receiving the Seal of Biliteracy made me think back to the fourth grade and that early struggle to learn English. This award gave me such a feeling of accomplishment.”  

    In addition to finishing in the Top Ten Percent, Silva was president of Rotary International’s Interact Club for high school students, served as parliamentarian of National Honor Society and was president of National Spanish Honor Society. Silva competed three years on the Showstoppers Dance Team, serving as captain as a senior. 

    She also achieved her certified nurse aide state certification as a health sciences student in the CHS Career and Technical Education program. Silva is now living in College Station and about to begin her first semester at Texas A&M University, where she is double majoring in biology and Spanish, with a minor in pre-med. She is also working as a CNA on the surgical floor at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center.  

    “Adding the Seal of Biliteracy national recognition is a reflection of the opportunities we want to make available to students in CISD,” Burton said. “As students’ transition from the 50/50 dual language model, this is the final milestone in their bilingual journey that starts in kindergarten.

    “With the numbers we are seeing in our dual language program, and how it is expanding to middle school, it ensures our students will be able to participate and achieve in high school, including the rigors of advanced placement courses,” Burton said. “It’s also exciting in hearing from bilingual teachers interested in our district and what we are doing in our two-way dual language initiative.”



  • Goodyear educator named top physics teacher of the year
    Math Club and Olympiad

    Goodyear educator named top physics teacher of the year

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    PHOENIX– A Goodyear educator was named the top teacher of the year by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition.

    David Wirth of Millennium High School was selected due to his methods and dedication as a teacher over his past 29 years as an educator. He was nominated by Arizona State University, where he graduated from the PhysTEC member institution.

    Whether he blends inquiry and phenomena teaching or running extracurricular activities, Wirth has inspired curiosity in physics amongst his students, according to the PhysTEC website.

    By instructing students through modeling and blending physics and math courses, Wirth has created high demand for his course at Millennium.

    He has been awarded more than $50,000 in grants for classroom equipment. He began a Science Olympiad club to increase STEM opportunities at Millennium and he encourages his students to compete in contests such as the Physics Bowl.

    Wirth additionally mentors his colleagues and is developing a new STEM curriculum for a middle school.

    While balancing his job at Millennium, Wirth teaches classes at Estrella Mountain Community College.

    His dedication to his students and colleagues whether in the classroom or not has inspired many students to pursue careers or higher education involving science.

    The national winner receives a certificate of achievement, a spotlight on the PhysTEC website and a $1,000 classroom materials grant.

    Each year the winner is also given an opportunity to speak at an upcoming American Association of Physics Teachers meeting as well as the next PhysTEC conference. The PhysTEC conference also gives special recognition to the national winner.

    Nominees must be named by the PhysTEC institution that they graduated from as well as a current high school science teacher that exhibits a positive effect on their students’ learning and pursuit of physics.

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