Weber School District CTE has created a K-12 Teaching as a Profession pathway to help combat the teaching shortage. Our goal is to “grow our own” teachers. This program is part of the national Education and Training cluster. This program will offer students opportunities to explore careers in teaching, planning, managing, and providing education and training related learning support services.
The K-12 Teaching as a Profession pathway begins in the 9th grade with Exploring Education. The 10th and 11th grade classes are Teaching as a Profession I & II. In these courses students will explore teaching as a profession through hands-on experiences, gaining first hand knowledge of what it is like to be a teaching professional. As a capstone to the program, students will have the opportunity to earn concurrent college credit through Weber State’s Education 1010 course and can also participate in a Work Based Learning Internship in our district schools with mentor teachers.
Weber District CTE was given the opportunity to present our K-12 Teaching as a Profession pathway at the Utah State Board Association conference
Kanesville Elementary recently hosted the VEX IQ Competition. This competition is the elementary version of robotics designed for students to compete against other teams. Similar to legos, the students design, build, program and drive these robots. Qualifying teams go on to compete at the state level. Weber School District was well represented with 20 out of the 36 teams. Kanesville and Green Acres were amongst the winning schools. The state championship will be held in February at Davis High. We wish these talented students and teachers the best of luck!
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For many years, the Wahlquist Spanish Department carried out a service project for the students in central Ogden, delivering school supplies, hygiene items, warm clothing, and books to Dee Elementary. With the closure of Dee, the project has now been reestablished at Madison Elementary School.
A fundraiser that started in November and a coat drive through December allowed Wahlquist Spanish students to bring a large supply of donations and over a thousand books for Ogden’s inner city students to keep and read during the winter break. Wahlquist’s choir provided a beautiful performance for their school, and then students from the Spanish Department helped little kids find books they wanted to read. Thanks to all those who have and continue to support this project!
A message from Assistant Superintendent Jane Ann Kammeyer:
Happy New Year! It is that time of year when we stop to reflect and make New Year’s resolutions. I always start the new year with big goals… go on a diet, get more exercise. But, let’s face it; it usually doesn’t happen. However, here are a few school/work New Year’s resolutions you and I might actually be able to fulfill in 2018.
Coming off a much-needed break, make sure your classroom is a happy place for you and your students in the long stretch to summer.
I’m referring to your own personal classroom goals. We are at the mid-year point for school and it is a great time to do a check for where you are now and where you want your students to be in a few short months.
The caring professional relationships we develop with our students is important to the learning process. Continue to know and seek to understand each student in your classroom.
Be adventuresome in trying something new. Use technology or add a new evidence based instructional strategy each month to keep things new and challenging for you and your students. Making a list and assigning one new thing to each month will help you actually stick to this resolution.
I really need this one… With the fresh start following the break, now is a great time to get your classroom organization back on track. Being organized helps you feel so much better.
This is last on my list, but it is certainly not the least important. As best you can, keep school work at school and enjoy your time at home. Keeping yourself happy will be better for you and your students.
So, what resolutions will you work on this year? Whatever it is, I hope that you have a wonderful 2018.