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Building a Brighter Future through a World-Class Education Event

Building a Brighter Future through a World-Class Education Event

May 27, 2015

Last week, hundreds of education influencers from around the world convened in New York City at Léman Manhattan for the 2015 Oppi Festival, a world-class learning event focused on building the future of education through a fusion of quirky and fun, yet thought-provoking and cutting-edge content.

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3D printing has arrived at HIS!

3D printing has arrived at HIS!

May 26, 2015

Ed Tech Specialist Brandon Lindsey is so excited to announce that our new 3D printers arrived on campus yesterday. We have already printed four models. (one is printing as we write this blog!) Our students are amazed to watch it work and cannot wait for next year’s 3D modeling and printing elective, which will be open to all middle school students beginning this fall.

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Math Madness in 4th grade

Math Madness in 4th grade

April 17, 2015

This Spring, Mr. Euken’s 4th grade class piloted a special feature of our Tenmarks program, the Math Madness Challenge. This annual contest is in its 4th year and is hosted by TenMarks Education. It pits TenMarks-using classrooms from around the nation against each other, as students race to accurately answer as many questions as they can within a certain window of time.

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It's not rocket science

It's not rocket science

April 14, 2015

This article by Sage Leehey was featured in the April issue of Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion. Actually, it kind of is. STEM education is all the rage — and as important as ever. Are our schools ready to shape tomorrow’s scientists and engineers? Our education system has got a serious case of STEM fever. STEM? STEM is the latest buzzword in education. It stands for science, technology, engineering and math, but the zeal it inspires among educators and economists borders on the religious. And for good reason: In a world that’s increasingly driven by tech, from smartphones to self-driving cars to social media, STEM education is considered the brainy boot camp for the skilled workforce we’ll need tomorrow — actually, the workforce we need today.

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Persuasive Speech in 1st Grade

Persuasive Speech in 1st Grade

April 14, 2015

One of the skills employers today consistently rank as very important is the ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing. Writing is one of our five Teaching Protocols as a Meritas school. Our writing instruction focuses primarily on the Narrative genre in the Lower School, but we also expose our students to the other genres of Informative and Persuasive. Additionally, we strive at HIS to create confident students who can self-advocate.

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Jillian Petrelli - Developmental Design Across the Grade Levels

Jillian Petrelli - Developmental Design Across the Grade Levels

March 10, 2015

As the Performing Arts teacher here at Henderson International School, I have the unique honor of teaching across all of the grade levels. In my six years here, I have looked for opportunities to have the Lower School students and the Middle School students integrate. I want the Kindergarten students to get to know the older students and I want our older students to learn to be caring role models and student leaders for the younger grades.

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Morning Meeting / Circle of Power and Respect

Morning Meeting / Circle of Power and Respect

January 16, 2015

Here at HIS, we believe that: our social curriculum is as important as our academic curriculum how children learn is as important as what they learn the greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.

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What to watch in 2015

What to watch in 2015

January 10, 2015

HIS kicked off the New Year with an inservice for faculty and administrators focused on research- and evidence-based social and emotional learning programs in the elementary and middle years.

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