Students in Mr. Angwin's AP US History class had the opportunity to participate in an online formal debate. The question of the debate was: Was the US justified in using the atomic bomb in World War II? This is a formal debate process so the "side" is assigned to the team and does not automatically represent the individual opinion and/or the opinion of the schools represented. It is a chance for students to participate in a formal, intellectual discussion with opportunities to utilize questioning, research, cross-examination and rebuttal techniques. Both groups of scholars were impressive in their research and debate skills, articulate and courteous, but also extremely passionate about the debate.
Richmond Elementary School librarian Beth Redford has been recognized as a finalist by the American Association of School Librarians for her contributions in using social media to empower student voice. Here's an excerpt from the AASL post (to see the full article click here):
Beth Redford is the Teacher Librarian at Richmond Elementary School, in Richmond, Vermont. She is a regular on Twitter, with both personal and school accounts, and her library blog and Twitter feed include sensational library class happenings and student created book trailers. She even gets her Director of Curriculum, Communication, and Innovation involved! She has connected her students via online videos with students in China. She has also helped 2nd graders create blog posts about their animal research.
You can visit Beth online at any of the below:
Congratulations go out to Beth for her dedication to our scholars and contributions to student voice.
Great video from @mmunordic showing the journey of the season, with a synergistic girls team finishing second in the state and a hard working boys team finishing just out of the top 3. Looks like the journey was fantastic. For a link to the video click here.
(video made by Graham Swaney, Matt and Paul Eells)
This week's MMMUSD-CESU Roundup is LIVE and ready for you! There are some new faces to the roundup this week. Click here to view
We want to thank the MMMUSD learning communities for your thoughtful responses to our Community Engagement Survey. We are nearing the end of the survey period and have had an excellent response rate thus far, therefore we wanted to let those that haven't yet know that there's still an opportunity to submit feedback. We will be closing the survey on March 30th.
The latest MMMUSD-CESU Roundup is up and ready for you to enjoy! Click here to view.