AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) family night is a time for families, students, and staff to come together and communicate about ways to support students. This particular event was focused on organizing time and materials. Often these events can turn into staff lecturing and parents listening. After a successful interactive parent night in December we wanted to keep the families moving together and provide opportunities for them to talk about the importance of organization of time and materials as well as some strategies that could work for their family.
Classroom furniture has often been an afterthought in many schools, but furniture can and does have a significant impact at all levels.
Parent nights traditionally formatted with sit and get informational sessions. See how Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton re-imagined their 5th grade parent night to build relationships and community with incoming parents.
What happens when students integrate nuanced real world issues like racial profiling and climate change with coding in a humanities class? Read what is happening at Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon.
Traditional forms of communication don't reach all parents, and a school's ability to adapt is crucial to engaging parents in their child's education.
How do you get 100 students engaged, creating and problem-solving around a central theme? Why a make-a-thon of course!
In Beaverton, all of our schools are working hard on a site specific digital citizenship plan that is tied to larger district goals.
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These blog posts will be compiled by the team to show our current interests, and what we are doing around the district!