Archive for March, 2002

What’s Worth Knowing, and What Role Can Inquiry Play? (Notes for Wenatchee Keynote)

March 28, 2002

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To answer the question in the title, we will examine some of the major societal trends and the educational needs created if these trends continue into the future. A brief look at the domains of learning will be followed by a review of what we know about how we learn and some models that seem to be compatible with this view. Of those discussed, we will focus on Science Inquiry as a tool that can be used by science and math teachers to empower their students in their roles as life-long learners.
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Checklist for Pre-Planning Rural School Facilities by Bob Valiant

March 13, 2002

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Rural school administrators and School Boards face a daunting task when they take on the challenge of planning for facility improvements or replacement. Few, if any, will have done this type of work before, especially on such a large scale. Since this kind of planning is very specialized, the Superintendent and the Board often find themselves at the mercy of the professional planners they hire. It is the intention of the author to provide some help to small-school administrators in educating the district�s planning team and in setting the stage before the architect is hired. It is hoped that the reader will find the checklist provided below to be a useful tool in this process.

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