Although many of us are in full-fledged summer mode, we cannot deny the reality that school will resume in just one month! While our children have been attending camps, vacationing, visiting the pool, or hanging out at home, Ladue School District math instructors have been hard at work, preparing for the 2014-15 school year.
Thanks to the generous donations of many district families, the Ladue Education Foundation has raised $17,815 (or 78%) of the total required, $22,770, to fund the TI-Navigator System, which will impact every math student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, as well as many Algebra 1 and Advanced Algebra 1 students at Ladue Middle School. This summer, high school and 8th-grade math teachers participated in professional development in order to learn how to best utilize the system. Much of the equipment has been purchased. However, we need to raise $4,955 more to fully equip the math department with the sophisticated TI-Navigator System (impacting all high school math students and many 8th grade math students) Cost: Approximately $22,770
The TI-Navigator System is highly engaging, cutting-edge math technology. The system creates a wireless classroom network of TI-Nspire CX handheld calculators, helping teachers break down barriers to student success and allowing for greater student/teacher communication and interaction.
“The most powerful aspect of the TI-Navigator System is how it allows me to have a window into the minds of my students,” said Barb Dwyer, the LHWHS mathematics teacher who is spearheading the Navigator program. “I can instantly assess the learning process itself and adjust instruction accordingly.”
To learn more, check out this video: http://youtu.be/Vd9JpSEPZxo or contact Diane Patershuk or Kristen Wild at 314-983-5334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by August 10, 2014. Click: HERE to make a donation online or click: HERE to print a pledge form and pay by check. Please include “TI-Navigator System” in the comments section. If you are employed by a company that matches donations, please let us know so that your impact can be doubled!
Thank you so much for your support!
Diane Patershuk, Development Chair, Ladue Education Foundation
Kristen Wild, Executive Director, Ladue Education Foundation