West Hartford Teacher Brings NASA into the Classroom

Excitement flowed through the fifth-graders in Courtney Jacklin’s class this week — “NASA is in our classroom!” they told each other. NASA’s Digital Learning Network allows schools to video conference with experts on a wide variety of topics, and it’s been a great teaching tool at this science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) magnet school in West…

Words to live by

Berlin high school students are being greeted by their teachers in new classrooms today, part of the high school’s $70 million, multi-year renovation. Teachers, including Christine Briganti, have been working for the past week to prepare their classrooms for students. Briganti, a second year English teacher, said she’s very excited about the new classrooms. “After…

Teachers participate in ‘life-changing’ summer learning institute in Mexico

Teachers Kristen Cardona of Killingworth and Marina Outwater of Prospect recently returned from Oaxaca, Mexico, where they participated in a month-long summer institute of learning for educators. The two Connecticut teachers were among 30 educators selected nationwide to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for School Teachers to learn more about Mesoamerican…