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 .
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.
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.
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: email@example.com Follow WWS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wwsweb Follow Dr. Grate on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drgratewws Contact the WWS Communications Team: firstname.lastname@example.org Download the District App: https://www.wws.k12.in.us/Page/1261
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: https://twitter.com/27swilliams27 Follow Washington Woods Leaders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wwesleaders Follow The Leader in Me on Twitter https://twitter.com/theleaderinme Follow WWS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wwsweb Follow Dr. Grate on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drgratewws Contact the WWS Communications Team: email@example.com Download the District App: https://www.wws.k12.in.us/Page/1261
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow WWS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wwsweb Download the District App: https://www.wws.k12.in.us/Page/1261 Westfield Growth and Construction Updates: https://www.wws.k12.in.us/domain/463
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.