Arts in Education and Student Engagement

Posted by JoEllen Florio Rossebo on

Concerned citizens constantly offer up various solutions of how to lower the high school dropout rate. If the goal is student success, though, we must pinpoint how to make learning meaningful and motivating. Find out how Arts for Learning adds meaning to learning in our community.

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The Vision of Indy Pulse: Youth Leaders and Citizens

Posted by Lauren Hall on

Like every person in our city, Indy Pulse poets are, well, just trying to figure it out. What “it” is depends on the day, sometimes the hour. High school is tough. We all remember the pressures: the tests and looming-yet-undetermined future, plus the absurd paradox of wanting to stand out, yet hoping-to-goodness we “fit in.”

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Bullies are Back to School: Kindness classes aim to prevent bullying in Indiana schools

Posted by Tonja Eagan on

In 2013-14, more than 9,000 bullying incidents were reported by schools in Indiana to the Department of Education. The Centers for Disease Control lists Indiana as the third worst state for bullying. Professional educators from Social Health Association of Indiana work in schools to prevent bullying. And it begins with kindness.

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Creating Connections in the Classroom using "Twitter Love" and "Skype-A-Thons"

Last Updated by Steve Auslander on

Steve Auslander, fifth grade teacher at Allisonville Elementary, is using technology in the classroom in innovative ways to engage his students in learning. Auslander has been so effective in his practices that he was recognized nationally as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Learn about what it means to receive "twitter love," and how you too can become a Digital Innovator.

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What are ways our community can support our children with special needs?

Last Updated by Dr. Pat Rogan on

Whether we are born with or acquire a disabling condition, dis/ability is a natural part of our human experience. Regardless of our physical, social/emotional, intellectual, or sensory characteristics, we are all more alike as human beings than different.

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Igniting Passions

Last Updated by Liviu Paul Haiducu on

Liviu Paul Haiducu is a passionate educator who found an excitement for physics at a young age during a visit to his father's classroom. Today, Liviu shares this love of physics in his Avon High School classroom, using stories from his world travels to help his students ignite their passions in order to understand and improve the world. 

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