George School Science Teacher, Bob Fest participated in the annual Global Teaching Dialogue Conference sponsored by the US Department of State. Bob joined other teachers and global education experts to share best practices for globalizing curricula, implementing virtual exchanges, and learning from and sharing educational strategies with colleagues in other countries.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series Hosted for Students
Last spring, George School’s college counseling office hosted, Exploring and Celebrating the Path to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a virtual panel discussion introducing students to HBCUs and their unique distinctions.
In a recent opinion piece on ScientificAmerican.com, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii ’96 explored “The Weirdness of Watching Yourself on Zoom” from the standpoint of cognitive development. The chair of Bard College’s psychology program discussed how young children’s growing understanding of their own image evolves into adult perceptions of themselves in mirrors and now, the ubiquitous Zoom chat.
Lauren Hanna ’21 committed to play women’s soccer at Hamilton University for coach Colette Gilligan. As a George School Cougar, Lauren has been a four-year varsity starter on the varsity girls’ soccer team and has been an outstanding leader for her teammates.
Ellie Halstrick ’23 presented her research paper on mass transit systems in Costa Rica at the World Food Prize Pennsylvania Youth Institute on July 10, 2020. Ellie, David Shields ‘23, and Stoney Xu ’23 qualified to participate in the conference by submitting their capstone projects from their AP Human Geography course taught by history teacher Sara Shreve-Price.
With the switch to distance learning impacting most areas of academic and social life last March, George School students who belong to the Argo club still worked together to publish the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of Argo, the campus arts and literature magazine.
Head of School Sam Houser served as a panelist during the webinar Coronavirus and Education in Aspen & America presented by Aspen Mastermind on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Panelists discussed topics such as the long-term educational and psychological effects of remote learning for students.