Education Briefs: Oct. 2, 2010WORTHINGTON – Nathaniel Matya, admissions counselor from Buena Vista University, will visit Worthington High School at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11. Students and their families are invited to learn about the college admission process and financial aid.
By: DAILY GLOBE, Worthington Daily Globe
BVU rep to visit WHS
WORTHINGTON – Nathaniel Matya, admissions counselor from Buena Vista University, will visit Worthington High School at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11.
Students and their families are invited to learn about the college admission process and financial aid.
For more information, contact Worthington High School at (507) 376-6121.
518 staff attend MEMO conference
WORTHINGTON — Members of Independent School District 518’s media staff attended the MEMO Fall Conference 2010 Thursday in St. Cloud. The Minnesota Education Media Organization conference, themed “Thriving in Adversity: Finding Balance in Difficult Times” ended with author Marcia Jones talking about her 2010 Maud Hart Lovelace Award winning book, “Champ.” Margaret Vyskocil, Apryl Meir, Jayne Johnson and Maggie Kraemer have attended 24 break-out sessions, including: “No School Library Left Behind,” “I Have eBooks: Now What?,” “Google Earth: Engaging Students with Interactive Fieldtrips,” “Video Conferencing in the Classroom” and “Engaging Intermediate Readers Through Technology.”
They also listened to keynote speakers Buffy Hamilton and Cathy Jo Nelson during the three-day conference.
Nominations open for Teacher of the Year
ST. PAUL — Everyone remembers a favorite teacher, someone who motivates and inspires students for a lifetime. Minnesotans have the opportunity again this fall to nominate that unique educator for Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Nominations open Oct. 1 and remain open through Nov. 15. Nominations can be submitted online by accessing a simple nomination form at www.educationminnesota.org. The 2011 Teacher of the Year will be named at a ceremony May 1, 2011. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year also becomes Minnesota’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year.
Eligible nominees must teach in a public or nonpublic Pre-K through 12thgrade school, hold a baccalaureate degree and a Minnesota teaching license, have completed three years of teaching by the nomination deadline, and intend to teach during the 2011-2012 school year.
Anyone may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are also accepted.
For more information or to receive a nomination form, call Chris Carlin at (651) 292-4875 or (800) 652-9073.