Shippensburg University Study Council Recognizes Exemplary Programs
At the 25th annual Exemplary Program presentations and awards luncheon Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dr. Brian Small, executive director of Shippensburg University School Study Council cited the “the exceptionally high quality of the programs that were recognized and the creative and innovative collaboration by teams of teachers, administrators and staff in developing these programs that meet a wide range of student needs.”
Nineteen programs from the 11-county area of South Central Pennsylvania, including Mrs. Michelle Eichelberger from Central Fulton School District, were recognized.
Her model moves laboratory introductions and didactic lessons as homework via the iPods. Instruction related to problem solving is conducted in class in order to allow students a more appropriate time to ask questions. This model has allowed incorporation of more activities, laboratory work, and time to help more students individually during problem solving sessions.
The programs were selected by a committee of school administrators and university faculty and were based on the following criteria: they need a generally recognized critical educational meet; they utilized an innovative or creative approach; they were cost effective; they were easily replicable in another school setting; and they showed significant student improvement over a significant time period.
More than 85 teachers, administrators and university faculty attended the event and joined in the recognition of these outstanding programs. The annual event is sponsored by the Shippensburg University School Study Council, a professional development partnership between public school districts and the university supports school system leaders in improving the instructional experience.