Teachers in Stevenson’s world languages department continue to develop curriculum and best practices to meet the needs of students across all three divisions. In particular, the cross-divisional department has a heightened focus on proficiency-based teaching and learning with the goal of developing real-world language skills and lifelong language learners.
The RLS mock trial team recently wrapped up its fourth year, which was a success despite the challenges the team members faced due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Stevenson teachers excel at coming up with innovative and unique ways to teach students basic, important concepts. Grade 2 teacher Blair Cronin recently had students act out the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins in order to introduce them to the mathematical concept of division. In The Doorbell Rang, a classic children’s book about sharing, a group of kids must figure out how to equally dole out a batch of fresh baked cookies as more and more friends arrive at their front door.
All RLS employees faced a number of unprecedented challenges owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the switch to remote learning. Those that confronted Athletics Director Justin Clymo ‘93 were arguably unique among them. Mr. Clymo was forced to figure out how to run an athletics program and help his coaches train their athletes virtually, and without the benefits of facilities or equipment.
On February 23, Lower and Middle Division students and teachers attended a virtual assembly featuring writer Angela Joy, author of the new children’s book Black is a Rainbow Color, and then welcomed her for virtual class visits. All students had read Ms. Joy’s book as part of their observance of Black History Month.