Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Humbling Support for Education

On Monday, the Edina Education Fund held their annual fundraiser luncheon. It's an opportunity to showcase how past grants have been used by staff, and encourage donors to contribute to future endeavors. At the event, the video below was shown. 

Edina Education Fund - 2012 from John Hoel on Vimeo.

Videographer, John Hoel did an amazing job telling the story. The video showcases "Innovation Grants," and it is good to remember that being innovative does not always mean you have to include technology!
I am proud to have been a part of the Edina Teaching and Technology Cohort group, whose efforts are showcased at the start of the video. It has truly been a pleasure to see the staff from that group grow in their craft, and provide amazing learning opportunities for their students. Kany Seck, a 4th grade teacher at our French Immersion School shared at the luncheon how she helps her students connect with French speakers in other countries. This week in 9th Grade Government, students in Erik Anderson's class are collaborating with students in Pennsylvania using Google Docs, and Skyping with them to present their learning. The training opportunities provided by the Edfund grant are helping to make those learning opportunities possible!
The support our school district receives is truly humbling! I wish EVERY district had that same level of support for learning!

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