Saturday, September 15, 2012

SPHS IB and CTE students created a video about what it means to be Gifted and Talented

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SPHS IB and CTE students created a video that was shown at the beginning of the general session of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented annual conference at the Austin Convention Center on December 1. The students interviewed gifted and talented elementary, middle, and high school students at Union Hill Elementary, Blackland Prairie Elementary, Hopewell Middle School, and Ridgeview Middle School.

Union Hill Elementary TAG teacher, Sherry Yesenik, said, “The TAGT video was very impressive and so professionally done. I was deeply touched by the video. As I bent down to get a tissue from my purse, I noticed the person next to me also had tears. To see my current students on the screen was exciting, but I recognized former students, too.”

Students regain credit with E2020

E2020 is a credit recovery program that allows students to regain lost credits through web-based lessons and assessments.  Without this opportunity many students would fall behind and be unable to graduate with their classmates.  Additionally, the opportunity to make up credit is vital to encouraging students not to drop out when they fall behind.  This year Stony Point has seen a huge increase in the number of students taking advantage of the E2020 program.

Stony Point students present at SXSW

Five of our Stony Point students participated in a panel at South by Southwest to talk about technology in the classroom.  Their focus was on a “flipped” classroom, meaning a classroom in which the teachers do not simply present the information for the students to digest.  Instead, the students are the ones presenting the information.  See below for the article in the Round Rock Leader:

Stony Point students talk technology at SXSW