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Why a Skills-Based Curriculum is a Game-changer for DVFS Lower & Middle School Students

An interview with Lower & Middle School Director Jason Seggern

As the director of our younger divisions, Jason is a member of our regular Admissions Information Session panel of faculty and administrators. We asked Jason to comment on some of the most frequently asked questions from families interested in our Middle School program. See those questions and his responses below:

What drives the DVFS Middle School Curriculum?

DVFS’ Middle School …

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DV COLLEGE COUNSELOR SELECTED FOR PACAC SUMMER INSTITUTE FACULTY

We are pleased to share that DVFS Director of College Counseling, Hallie Ciarlone, has been selected as one of 3 new faculty members for the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Summer Institute.

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Happy Teachers Change the World

It makes sense, right? Happy teachers change the world, and at Delaware Valley Friends School we know for a fact--and benefit every day--from the teachers among us who are working to create a balanced, mindful, peaceful learning environment, not just for students but for the faculty and staff, as well. DVFS Upper School faculty member Elizabeth Kriynovich is one of those teachers.

Through her teaching, her work with the Yoga Club, and as a …

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DV's Multisensory Math Approach Energized by Visiting Specialist

For two days in late March, DV welcomed Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT to observe and share her wealth of knowledge in Multisensory Math as a way to best meet the needs of our student population on all levels. Multisensory Math is rooted in the Orton-Gillingham tradition of language instruction, using methods to include Kinesthetic, Tactile, Visual, Auditory, and Expressive sensory areas to support student understanding of math concepts and …

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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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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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THE POSSIBILITY AND PRAGMATICS OF IDENTIFYING, IMPLEMENTING, AND ASSESSING THE USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AMONG LD ADOLESCENTS: A CLASSROOM VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES

by Bill Keeney, Director of Pedagogical Research and Faculty Development

Read this article, recently published in the Delaware Valley Friends School Professional Research Notes.


The use of Assistive Technology to help students with learning differences, particularly Specific Language Disability (SLD), is extremely promising, but implementing a coherent plan for assistive technology in such a way that students can use it effectively, independently,…

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