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Kathy Metsch, who served as Administrative Director of The Denver Waldorf School from 2001-2005, passed away on July 20, 2015. ...
This past fall I attended two conferences, one in Indiana and the other in Florida, where I was able to sit in on seminars full of hot topics. From financial aid, generational differences, social media, LD issues and higher ed, my head was spinning! While on these trips I was able to visit schools in the vicinity; in Indiana I saw Butler, Rose-Hulman, Purdue, DePauw and Earlham, and in Florida I saw Eckerd, University of Tampa, and Florida Southern College. I saw firsthand how schools are working to keep their curriculum fresh and pertinent and how they are working towards building and measuring programs that manifest into outcomes for their graduates. Here are some of the takeaways confirming what I have been observing while on the road visiting colleges and universities and professional development seminars. 1. Education = look at Career Framework =>who are you=> what are your academic options => career options My observation is as higher education changes and becomes increasingly expensive, it is critical for colleges and universities to provide value and outcomes for their students and their families. Today’s parents want to know what the outcomes are. Will they get a job? How do you measure success in this area? Schools paying attention to trends of thought are ahead of the game as they build college/career planning side by side for each student. 2. Silos of thought or disciplines are going away. Cross pollination is evolving into an integrative approach to higher education. While STEM has been on everyone’s mind, it really is now STEAM, STEM +ART, creating innovation and creative, thoughtful problem solving. 3. We will be seeing more Interdisciplinary Incubators - innovation and growth stimulated by multiple areas of thought coming together and working toward a common goal. Hot College Majors: Biomedical engineering Robotics Big data Sustainability Public policy Forensic science Other markets with nonlinear pathways: Green design – city planning, landscape Energy and water systems management Sustainability management Policy opportunities Engineering – need to ask questions not just solve problem GIS – Geographic Information Systems 6. It is not about problem solving anymore, it is about asking the right questions! In order for colleges to be competitive for students they must adapt to the new climate Schools are increasingly adding 4 year career counseling into their curriculum Experiential learning Internships Jobs 8. While a college education is our hope for our students, it would be remiss for me not to mention that not every student is meant for a 4-year college curriculum. Currently the trades and other middle skill jobs (those that require a 2-year college degree, occupational license or certification) are suffering from attrition due to workers hitting retirement and empty pipelines to replenish these skilled laborers. These middle skill jobs include, but are not limited to: a. Coders b. Financial service sales agents c. Insurance and Real estate brokers d. Technical sales e. Machinists, tool-and-die makers f. The trades – electricians, welders, plumbers, mechanics...
Mr. Jeff McClendon, music teacher, leads grades 1-4 students as they practice a special song for our upcoming Michaelmas celebration. Come see this and other school performances on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00 am!...
Located just on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, Lewis and Clark sits on an old estate complete with lush gardens and forest pathways. Read more about this leading small liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest....
With summer winding down and the new school year upon us, the College Corner is back in business!...
Learn more about Picture Day prices, schedule and other details here. ...
Please familiarize yourself with this traffic map before the first day of school. If we all work together to follow this plan, drop off and pick up traffic will be much smoother and more efficient for everyone. ...
DWS to Relocate to New Campus on S. Pennsylvania St. School celebrates 40th anniversary with larger campus, more amenities, including gyms, fields and theater The Denver Waldorf School (DWS) is excited to announce their relocation to a new, larger campus at 2100 S. Pennsylvania Street in Denver. This move is an important milestone in the 40-year history of the school, and corresponds with the school’s upcoming accreditation by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools. At more than 80,000 square feet, this new building is nearly double the size of the school’s current facility. The new campus offers two gymnasiums, a full theatrical stage, and abundant outdoor playing fields. The campus is located adjacent to Harvard Gulch Park, which provides access to natural open space that will further enhance The Denver Waldorf School’s educational programs. “With the additional space, we can now realize our full vision for the school’s curriculum. This campus is full of amenities, including dedicated spaces for practical and performing arts, two gyms, science labs, and a library, among other highlights. We can expand our enrollment, particularly in the high school, which will foster a more vibrant experience for our students,” said Judy Lucas, the Administrative Director of The Denver Waldorf School. DWS entered into a contract with Denver Christian Schools to buy the property. Denver Christian Schools are consolidating their three existing campuses and moving to a new location in Lakewood. “This new campus gives our kids the chance to have a Waldorf education enhanced by even more space and greater resources. We are truly looking forward to this new opportunity,” said Anne Macomber, parent of two DWS students. DWS expects to open its doors on the Pennsylvania St. campus on August 29, in time for the start of the 2014-15 school year....