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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:
Professional Research Notes | MAY 2016
(part 2 of 2; see part 1 here)

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…

Posted by in Professional Research Notes on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 03:04PM
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CAN CHANGING FONTS HELP A DYSLEXIC READ BETTER?

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

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Bill Keeney, PhD, CALP, Director of Pedagogical Research and Faculty Development, English Department Chair
(more about Bill)

Posted by in Assistive Technology on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 10:54AM
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Professional Research Notes | January 2016

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


In many ways, a spirit of adventure and experimentation has always been the driving force behind everything we do in the Music program at Delaware Valley …

Posted by in Professional Research Notes, Learning Differences, In the Classroom, Music on Friday January 15, 2016 at 09:51AM
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DVFS Annual Holiday Toy Drive

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 …

Posted by in Students-in-Action, Community Service, Service on Friday December 18, 2015
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How to Interact with Blog Posts

Welcome to the DVFS Blog! You are invited to ask questions, make comments, or simply “like” a post. To interact with blog posts, you first have to set up your own username and password. You only have to do this once, and it’s very easy! Just follow these steps:

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Posted by in Blogging on Tuesday December 15, 2015
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The Hour of Code™

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). …

Posted by in In the Classroom, Technology, STEM, STEAM, Apple Distinguished School on Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 02:52PM
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DVFS is an Apple Distinguished School

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…

Posted by in Assistive Technology, Technology on Monday November 2, 2015
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Travel to India, 2016

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 …

Posted by in Students-in-Action, Community Service, Beyond the Classroom on Monday November 2, 2015
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Head of School Kirk Smothers Featured in Suburban Life Magazine

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.

Click here for to read or download the PDF.

Posted by in Head of School on Friday September 25, 2015 at 01:38PM
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Cyber Day for Upper School Students

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 …

Posted by in Cyber Day on Friday September 25, 2015 at 01:11PM
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