The holiday season is here and we’re celebrating by kicking off the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. In addition to this video from one of last year’s recipients, Bekah Hightower, we’ve shared inspiring information about our local 2014 Digital Innovator, Mark Vasicek, and hope you’ll consider applying for this program. As a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, you’ll be able to build a relationship with WGBY, receive one year of free PD, gain membership into a robust professional learning community and have an all-expense paid two-day trip to the PBS Digital Summit in Philadelphia, PA (more…)
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During the 27th Hispanic Heritage Awards last night in Washington, DC, honored recipients included celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders. The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields. The recipient of the 2014 education award is the Hayden High School Robotics Team (more…)
Catherine teaches 6th grade English at M. Marcus Kiley Middle School in Springfield, MA. She loves her job and adores the children. She tries to prepare them for life with an open minded, sociological, and democratic education.
As one of this year’s Pioneer Valley Teachers of Excellence Awards recipients, we asked her the following questions: (more…)
Josh is an Instructor/Chef at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton and a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1977. He himself earned a Culinary Arts Certificate from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in 1979 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education/Occupational Education at Westfield State University in 1999. He’s been a Culinary Arts Instructor since February of 1988. Here are his responses to a few questions (more…)
On the eve of this New Year, I’d like to thank you for your service to the young people in our region, who can never have too many loving and supportive adults in their lives. Henry David Thoreau writes, “To affect the quality of the day is the highest of the arts.” You have the privilege and the challenge of affecting the quality of students’ lives every day with the magic — and hard work — of learning and the promise of many Happy New Years.