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The K-5 Academy will focus on the content areas of math and reading and the 21st century skills students need to be successful. The goal of this academy will be to offer participants meaningful and engaging sessions with an emphasis on the 4Cs: collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
The 2018 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 29. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 24. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.
Jackie Gulino graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Elementary Education and then taught in East Harlem for eight years. She earned a Masters degree in Curriculum Development from Columbia University. After teaching 3rd grade at an International Baccalaureate elementary school in Cary, NC, her family relocated to Harrisonburg ten years ago. She earned her gifted endorsement from James Madison University. Jackie is currently the Instructional Coach and Advanced Learning and I-STEM Specialist at Keister Elementary School.