Justice Broker and Shawn Moretti were selected as recipients of the Teacher Technology Award for February. Students were asked for their input and had this to say about their teachers use of technology in the classroom:
“Ms. Broker does a nice job integrating computers into the curriculum. She has a great balance of discussion and activities without the computer along with tasks that require use of the laptops. She puts multiple resources in a shared Google Drive folder to help students learn and to provide clarification on questions She is very good about sending emails to remind us about important happenings not only in our individual classes and clubs, but really important general heads ups notifications about things going on at BRFHS. Technology is being used to keep us organized and help us learn. She knows when to use technology and how to use it.”
“Mr. Moretti finds great websites that are really fun to use in class. He uses the Internet for online surveys and is really good with technology. He is so caring and nice; he understands students and can teach using fun and interesting techniques. Hands-on learning activities are used in his classroom along with videos and interactive websites that we learn a lot from. There are also many SmartBoard activities that are very fun to work with. That is why Mr. Moretti deserves this award.”
Congratulations, Justice and Shawn!
Burnstad’s grocery store manager Dennis Swigart presented middle school principal Dave Roou with a check for $945. Burnstad’s wanted to give something back to the schools, so for every case of Burnstad’s 24-pack water sold, Burnstad’s donated $.25 of that to the middle school.
“The money will be deposited into the student activity accounts to be used for mini-courses, the new middle school Roar Store, fun nights, and other student-related activities.”
Thanks, Burnstad’s. We really appreciate your donation!
Last week, a group of students went to Gundersen Lutheran for a simulation surgery lab experience, some job shadowing, and presentation about Global Partnerships in the health field.
It was a VERY unique, rare, and exclusive experience for any doctor-in-training, let alone our students here at BRF. There are only three simulation labs of this caliber in the United States. Students were able to partake in hands-on laparoscopic surgery, learn how to intubate a person and how to deal with various infant trauma. They also worked with a life-size realistic dummy that can programmed to have different types of emergency issues.
The students had a blast, and it was a great learning experience. Their job shadows consisted of meeting with doctors in their interested field of study, and spending a little over an hour with that doctor as they checked on patients and such. Dominic Vase (Anesthesiology) was able to watch a knee surgery in action! In the afternoon they were able to see how Gundersen Lutheran impacts the health field on a global scale.
Last week’s community forum focused on the use of Instructional Technology throughout the district. See the presentation here.