Monthly Archives: December 2014

English Language Learners and Connected Learning

When Piedmont began considering how to most effectively use mobile technology it leaned on the research done by the Project Red group.  The group had studied a 1000 schools implementing one-student-to-one-device initiatives and found that education success linked strongly to nine key factors.  The most predictive factor to educational success was integrating technology into every…

Dec. 1st Parent Education Night – Common Core Math

On December 1st, the District held a parent education night concerning Common Core math.  This was the most recent in a series of parent meetings on this topic. Over 70 parents attended the parent education night, which was held in the PHS Library.  Although there have been many opportunities over the past year for parents…

ALPS Teacher Panel on Differentiation and the Common Core

On December 2, ALPS hosted a panel discussion on Meeting the Needs of all Learners: Differentiation and the Common Core.  The program, held in the Havens Library and open to all, was a follow-up on a very well-attended panel discussion held last Spring on differentiation strategies and practices. Both last year and this year, ALPS…

PUSD Winter Concert Season for Students of All Ages

The PUSD Music program is in the throes of their busy concert season. The festivities began a week before Thanksgiving with a concert at Beach Elementary Auditorium showcasing the PHS Jazz Band class, Jazz Lab Band, and the student run PHS Jazz Combo. Music by jazz greats such as Freddie Hubbard, Nat Adderly, and Sonny…