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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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…
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
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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