Inside the Rock show

Inside the Rock

Summary: Inside the Rock is a podcast hosted by Dr. Sherry Grate created to share and spotlight the latest and greatest happenings at Westfield Washington Schools .

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 006 AEM Grant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1546

Guests: Beth Becher and Anne West Dr. Grate interviews Beth Becher, Assistive Tech Coordinator and Anne West, Assistive Tech Team Member as well as Blind & Low Vision Teacher at WWS. Beth and Anne share details about an exciting grant that WWS has been fortunate to receive that has the capacity to benefit all of the students at WWS in some way. Amazing tools/resources will be purchased through the AEM (Accessible Education Materials) grant. The assistive tech team is diligently working on a plan to communicate this information to families and staff within the district.

 005 Making with Joel Bruns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1300

In this episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate talks to Joel Bruns, Innovation Specialist at WHS about the Maker Movement and how Westfield is doing some Making of it's own.

 004 Career and Community Engagement with Matt Putman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 956

Dr. Grate interviews Matt Putman, Dean of Career & Community Engagement at WHS. Matt and Dr. Grate discuss the new career initiatives at WHS helping to prepare students to be career ready. Other areas discussed: what is career readiness and the 3 areas of focus (Awareness, Exploration, & Preparation). Also, highlighted in the discussion were current career experiences for seniors - Career Exploration Internship Course, Cooperative Work Program, & Cadet Teaching. If any businesses or organizations are interested in the internship program, please contact Matt. Contact Matt: Follow WWS on Twitter: Follow Dr. Grate on Twitter: Contact the WWS Communications Team: Download the District App:

 003 Leader in Me Journey at Washington Woods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 853

Dr. Grate spoke with Dr. Scott Williams and 4th grade student Gigi Gambrell from Washington Woods. Washington Woods has been a Leader in Me school since 2015. TLIM teaches the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to staff and students. The program emphasis is on student leadership and academic accountability. *** Links *** Follow Dr. Williams on Twitter: Follow Washington Woods Leaders on Twitter: Follow The Leader in Me on Twitter Follow WWS on Twitter: Follow Dr. Grate on Twitter: Contact the WWS Communications Team: Download the District App:

 002 Construction Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 798

This week’s podcast featured WWS School Board President, Duane Lutz. Dr. Grate and Duane discussed the upcoming construction projects at the Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School. They discussed the plans for each school including phases and timelines. Recorded on September 13, 2017. Contact the WWS Communications Team: Follow WWS on Twitter: Download the District App: Westfield Growth and Construction Updates:

 001 Our First Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 429

In this episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate discusses the purpose of the podcast and the district's focus on using several methods of communication to reach parents and community members. She also introduces her communications team and talks about how listeners can give podcast topic ideas to her team.


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