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EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT LEARNING: THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESSFUL LEARNING AS APPLIED TO LEARNING DIFFERENCES (PART 2)
We've just posted a new research article by Bill Keeney in Professional Research Notes:
by Bill Keeney, PhD, CALP,
Director of Pedagogical Research and Faculty Development,
English Department Chair
In my last research note, I discussed ways to make learning more effective based on current understanding of the science of learning. Effective learning involves effortful retrieval…
DVFS Director of Pedagogical Research, Bill Keeney, just posted an interesting summary on our Research-to-Practice Blog for Professionals. Bill responds to a parent inquiry about an app called BeeLine Reader, and discusses whether changing screen fonts can help a dyslexic student
CLICK HERE to read Bill's post--->>>
Bill Keeney, PhD, CALP, Director of Pedagogical Research and Faculty Development, English Department Chair
(more about Bill)
The Professionals at Delaware Valley Friends School have published a new research-based article in our Professional Research Notes:
THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: USING IMPROVISATION TO CREATE MEANINGFUL MUSIC CURRICULA FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES
by Timothy Simmons, Music Teacher at DVFS
For over 10 years the Delaware Valley Friends School community has participated in an Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit Early Head Start families. The Service Committee organizes the efforts, collecting and delivering the toys, and arranging them on-site for parents to choose an age-appropriate (0-3yrs) gift. We are delivering one of our largest ever collections of toys on Wednesday, December 16th!
AN ALL-SCHOOL EFFORT!
The Activities ……
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We live in a world surrounded by technology, and computer science is foundational for nearly every industry today. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. That’s why students in Steve Cooney’s 9th grade Conceptual Physics classes are participating in The Hour of Code™ event, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). …
Delaware Valley Friends School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.
The selection of Delaware Valley Friends School as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. The school's Apple 1:1 laptop program, established in 1993, has continued…
In March 2016, a team of students and faculty from Delaware Valley Friends will be traveling to India for eight days. This service trip offers a unique international travel experience and the opportunity to work with Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, and his organization BBA (Bachpan Bachpao Andolan - Save the Childhood Foundation) on the issues of poverty and child labor.
Working with BBA and Nobel Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi
Kailash Satyarthi …
Delaware Valley Friends School Head of School Kirk Smothers was interviewed and featured in the September 2015 issue of Suburban Life Chester/Delaware Counties.
Read the article "A World of Opportunity" about how our new Head of School plans to build on the legacy of Delaware Valley Friends School as a place where students with learning differences thrive.
September 25, 2015 --
Delaware Valley Friends School is having a Cyber Day today for Upper School students in response to the regional commuting challenges created by the Papal visit. Our Instructional Leadership Team, Department Chairs and members of the DVFS student government have come up with a plan to engage the community academically and to create an opportunity for the upper school to discuss and apply their understanding of themes from …
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