Summer Greetings GC folks,
I’m really looking forward to next week’s STEMinar on STEM & Equity. As you may remember, one of the priorities of the National Professional Development grants (and GC is one of them!) is STEM education. We are fortunate to have Dr. Lauren Provost, a passionate, enthusiastic STEM/Equity expert leading our sessions. We won’t be focusing that much on ELL strategies but of course, there will be connections to language! We’ll use the two days to focus on high quality STEM ed and the issue of equity within STEM. For our work with ELLs this connects to our commitment to providing all our students with cognitively demanding and engaging activities. Can’t wait.
Also, please know that we are reviewing applications for the new project manager but we do have to work within the university HR system and that can slow things down a bit. I appreciate everyone’s patience in this transition time.
Lastly, I’d be happy to schedule an open GC meeting in Nashua Aug 19-21 to answer questions, check in, etc. I’ll work with Emily to set up a way to check possible times.