Rachel Finkelstein was selected from a national applicant pool as an NEH Summer Scholar to attend a three-week workshop on Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences. This study was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and intersects with Ms. Finkelstein’s English literature curriculum at Woods. She’s looking forward to integrating new perspectives in the classroom, and sharing her passion for literary treasures like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with students.
Rachel Lawrence spent a week at Code.org training at the Friday Institute for Educational Excellence in Raleigh. This curriculum uses carefully designed lessons to help students experience and discover key technical issues in computer science, as well as equity in the field, encouraging and supporting teachers to expand societies picture of who belongs in computer science classrooms and careers. She reported that "The facilitators for this workshop have been great. They really modeled the type of pedagogy this course is designed to bring to the classroom. It's been a great week and I'm excited to bring these materials home to Woods!"