FWCS teachers participate in Appleseed Writing Project - October 18, 2007

Record Number: 3539
Displayed from: Oct 18, 2007 , until: Oct 31, 2007

Eleven educators from Fort Wayne Community Schools will be among the presenters at the Appleseed Writing Project Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Walb Student Union IPFW. The theme of the conference is "World Series Writers: Going to Bat for Boy Writers and Other Reluctant Students." There has been much attention recently on the gap in achievement between boys and girls, and many educators struggle with how to reach out to boys and engage them in learning. The conference is designed to teach teachers and features ideas that work from classroom experts. Among the presenters is Northwood Middle School Principal Matt Schiebel, who will share insights on the role of school leaders in developing a school-wide focus on literacy. Other FWCS presenters include: Barbara Boggs, curriculum facilitator Ike Davis, Miami Middle School teacher Kathy Douglas, curriculum facilitator Marg Goyings, curriculum facilitator Amy Holston-Hesting, Elmhurst High School teacher Ingrid Laidroo-Martin, Irwin Elementary School administrative intern Cookye Rutledge, Northwood Middle School teacher Terry Springer, Northrop High School teacher Michelle White, Northwood Middle School teacher Rita Whitman, North Side High School teacher

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.