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Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund

Being the Director of ABLE means it’s important for Ken Sinapius to continually challenge himself the same way he asks ABLE students to challenge themselves on their adventures. Thanks to the generosity of the Benjamin J. Cohen Faculty Development Fund, Ken had the opportunity to push his personal limits this past summer on a 10-day trip to the North Cascades where he went on to climb Mount Adams and Mount Rainier!


At an elevation of 14,411 feet, …

Posted by Jeannette Eckhardt in Blogging, Faculty, ABLE, Professional Development, News, Community, skills on Wednesday November 7, 2018
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DV English Teacher Jackie Middleton Shares Innovative Classroom Tools That Help Her Students Access Challenging Content

Jackie Middleton’s upper school English classroom is unlike any other. From the physical space to the images and diagrams covering the walls, Jackie’s classroom is thoughtfully designed to encourage engagement and discussion among her students and to support their different learning challenges around grade-level appropriate content.

Jackie has transformed the standard classroom set-up -- individual desks and chairs in rows facing the front …

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How Do You Wage Peace?

DVFS Art Teacher Jodi Rice got the idea for this WAGE PEACE installation from the American Friends Service Committee at the African-American Museum where they had a similar exhibit. She knew that she wanted to recreate the project with the DV community at some point, and everything fell into place when she was thinking of ways to share information with our families on Back to School Night. She asked each class (parents, and then later, students) …

Posted by kelly in In the Classroom, Art, Faculty on Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Faculty Led Professional Development

by David Calamaro, Associate Head of School and Academic Dean

I am a firm believer that the best learning occurs for students when faculty are the instructional experts. “Professional learning communities” in education may take many different forms depending on the size and culture of the school, everything from informal lunch discussions initiated by faculty about current topics in education, to formalized programs that link to faculty evaluation…

Posted by in Current Research, Faculty, Teacher Training, Professional Development on Thursday December 8, 2016
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DVFS Teacher Receives National Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Delaware Valley Friends School Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Tom Lees, was presented with the Diversity Practitioners Medal of Honor by Rodney Glasgow of The Glasgow Group, LLC.

Tom was attending the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference with four current DVFS students: Anat Ferleger, Josh Rios, Dylan Renninger, and Brandon Daga. The all-day MARD Conference took place at Abington Friends School …

Posted by in Quaker Education, Beyond the Classroom, Faculty, Diversity on Monday October 31, 2016
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DVFS Faculty Presenting at State, National, and International Conferences in October

Four Delaware Valley Friends School faculty members will be presenting at major conferences around the United States during the month of October. At Delaware Valley Friends School, an explicit part of our mission is to share our expertise with professional colleagues beyond the school community, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and share our faculty's experience and expertise with others engaged in the field of educating students with learning…

Posted by in Learning Differences, Faculty, Conferences on Monday September 26, 2016 at 04:11PM
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