At Danbury Elementary School, Gifted Teacher Natalie Zucker had been saving boxes all Summer just for this event. Zucker, a North Point ESC employee shared the idea of having students create their own cardboard creations as inspired by a You Tube video called Caine’s Arcade. Danbury students saved cardboard, created a rough draft - blueprint style and jumped right in. Using their own inspirations, ideas and creative juices, students set out to create carnival like ball tosses, hockey games, pin ball tables and more. The students worked on their cardboard creations over a few different sessions and will man their games at a Carnival Night to be held later this Spring.
To get more information on Danbury’s Carnival Night contact Mrs. Zucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or to find out more about Caine’s Arcade and the Cardboard Challenge Initiative click here.
Monday – Thursday, June 5- June 29, 2017 · 9:00am - 11:30am · Rain or Shine
Kick start the summer with a four-week camp packed with fun for special needs kids and siblings in grades K-graduation.
• Each week will highlight a different sport or activity.
• Campers will receive instruction by an adaptive physical education teacher in the
fundamentals of each sport along support with Sports Force Parks employees.
• In addition to the skills instruction, a speech language pathologist and an occupational therapist will provide support and
activities related to the sport for the week.
• Every part of the camp is supervised and programmed to ensure camper safety and inclusion.
• Campers will receive an Under Armour T-shirt and Hat through Sports Force Parks.
Week 1- Recreational Activities
Introduction to camp, basic movements of recreation activities: Ball Play, Frisbee, Corn hole, Tee-ball, Obstacle Course, etc.
Week 2- Soccer
Introduction to foot skills, ball handling, team coordination, general terminology and vocabulary
Week 3- Kickball
Coordination, understanding sequences, rotation, rules and gross motor development.
Week 4- Softball
Eye-hand coordination, turn-taking, basic rules and terminology, team comradery.
Last day of camp- June 29th. Come out and see what the campers have done all month. We will highlight each sport and finish with a graduation ceremony complete with Under Amour hat, certificate and refreshments.
Cost: $150.00 per participant and $75 for additional child in same household. The Registration and Waiver form can be found here. To pay go to PaySchools.
To print out Sports Force Parks at CPSC Tournament Waiver Agreement click here.
Questions? Please contact:
Karen Ruf - NPESC Director of Multiple Disabilities and Related Services
Office: 419-627-3987 · Cell: 419-656-8689 · email@example.com · Info at: www.npesc.org
Unprecedented Fifth Straight Victory
Perkins High School won Thursday's final Firelands Challenge Championship Match in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, but Edison High School was the overall champion based on cumulative points. The third Championship Match proved to be as exciting as the first two with Perkins jumping out to an early lead and winning an appeal of a mathematics answer to finish the match with 50 points. Edison ended with 46 points and St. Paul with 39 points.
However the Championship is based upon the total cumulative points earned in all three finals matches. With the final match completed, St. Paul finished in third place with 109 points, Perkins finished in second place with 152 points, and Edison took the winner's plaque with 155 points. It also earned congratulatory applause from the students at Perkins.
This season saw Edison earn its fifth straight Firelands Challenge Championship. In the 36 years that the Firelands Challenge Program has been sponsoring these contests, this is the first time a high school has earned five consecutive championships.
The champion's plaque did not come easy for Edison. It faced three tough matches against Perkins and St. Paul. Perkins scored the highest number of points during the regular season (342) with Edison close behind (338). Those two teams never faced each other during the regular season, meeting for the first time in the Championship Round. Edison won the first two matches and had a seven point lead going into the final match. It needed every point with Perkins winning in the final match.
William Muthig, Program Coordinator, commented: "The Firelands Challenge Program seeks to stress the importance of learning while providing an entertaining environment. These three teams made this season one of the most entertaining. The results speak to the investment of time and the quality of the study that all of the student participants put in for their teams."
As an effort to assist our member districts in the vital area of school improvement and innovation, North Point Educational Service Center began the Emerging Trends Network or ETN. The ETN concept was created by Dr. Willard Daggett, who is one of the most respected names in educational reform. The five (5) trends that have been identified by his organization are:
A total of fourteen member districts have signed on and have chosen to pursue one or more of the trends listed above.
As important as the five (5) trends are, they will be largely ineffective without the following: Rigor, Relevance, Relationships/Culture.
Dr. Daggett often states that "culture trumps strategy every time." Culture is the foundation on which the rest of the "educational house" is built. However, culture is not enough. The ETN has placed a great deal of emphasis on the concepts of Rigor and Relevance. As an attempt to assist educators, Dr. Daggett created what is called the Rigor/Relevance Framework (see diagram below).
This framework is broken down into four (4) quadrants:
Quadrant A - Acquisition - Experiences focus on recal or discovery basic knowledge.
Quadrant B - Application - Experiences provide define opportunities for students to apply knowledge, typically to a real-work problem.
Quadrant C - Assimilation - Experiences are often complex and require students to devise solutions frequently, which can lead to deeper understanding of concepts and knowledge.
Quadrant D - Adaptation - Experiences are high in rigor and relevance and require solutions to unpredictable problems.
Research has shown that a good majority of instruction taking place in our schools today occurs in Quadrant A. Schools must do better and that is why the ETN is committed to helping teachers understand this framework as well as equip them to provide more learning opportunities in Quadrant D.
Recently, over 80 educators from our ETN districts attended a full day workshop at Kalahari's Convention Center to discuss the importance of fostering a school/district culture for innovation and how best to implement the Rigor & Relevance Framework in classrooms. Several of the ETN districts presented on the transformations occurring in their schools.
If you are interested in learning more about the Emerging Trends Network
please contact Dr. Lonny Rivera, Director of Innovation at North Point ESC
419-627-3965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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