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…

Education: A focal point in first gubernatorial debate

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent more than 15 minutes talking about education in their first gubernatorial debate last night at the Norwich Free Academy. When asked about his tenure comment, Malloy apologized to teachers: “I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize for saying it.” Watch the debate on CT-N at http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=10625 The…

Students, teachers, and school districts benefit from computer science professional development

Sixteen teachers from across the state gave up the majority of their summer to learn something new to enhance their teaching skills for themselves and for their students. They participated in a six-week class to better understand mobile computer science principles and build apps. The teachers participated in the Summer Mobile Computer Science Principles professional…