Tuesday, 21 December 2010 18:09

Superintendent Appears in National Magazine

Canyons Superintendent David S. Doty is quoted in two articles published in the American School Board Journal about his use of social media as an educational and community outreach tool. The article, "Network Connections," written by Naomi Dillon and published in the Journal's December 2010 edition, tells how the nation's school chiefs are examining online communication policies with the rise of social media sites. "Rules of Engagement," also by Ms. Dillon and published in the January 2011 edition, explores community engagement efforts by the nation's superintendents, and Dr. Doty's use of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. "The days…
The application window for Canyons District’s dual-immersion language programs is Jan. 3 to Feb. 4, 2011. The dual immersion programs, offered in partnership with the State Office of Education, offers students as young as 5 years old instruction in a targeted language, including in the subjects of math, science and social studies, for at least 50 percent of the school day.  Dual-Immersion programs help student develop the ability to read, write, speak and listen in another language from fully proficient teachers. They also will develop a world cultural understanding and be prepared academically, linguistically and socially for the challenges and…
Hillcrest students’ science project won’t be the only sign of the Huskies aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour at its rescheduled April 1 launch. Hillcrest students in late November learned their science project was among 16 nationwide selected to fly aboard Endeavour as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. In the days to follow, Hillcrest art students were invited to design a logo – a patch-size, 4 inches by 4 inches – to accompany the science project on Endeavour. Faculty selected a winner from 104 emblems submitted. The winning designer: Keltson Howell. The name might sound familiar. The 11th-grader is part…
The deadline to enroll in the Canyons School District World Language Club — a partnership with Rosetta Stone — has been extended to Monday, Dec. 20.  Canyons District is working with Rosetta Stone to offer language learning online for a discounted rate of $75 per individual account. This subscription is offered to Canyons District students, faculty, and community members at an 80 percent discounted rate off consumer price. You can enroll online by clicking here and completing the registration.  Questions?  Contact the Evidence-Based Learning Department at 801-826-5045.
Dr. Lory Curtis, a 27-year educator and Principal of South Park Academy at the Utah State Prison, recently received the Presidents Award from the Utah Association of Adult, Community and Continuing Education. The association gives the annual award to an individual who has made “significant contributions and epitomizes leadership in the field of adult and continuing education.” Under Dr. Curtis’ leadership, South Park has raised the number of high school diplomas by 59 percent.
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