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Congratulations to Michelle Morrison on Her New Classroom Grant Award
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 23, 2017, 12:27 pm   

Ms. Michelle Morrison, NWPE member and kindergarten teacher at Idaho Arts Charter School in Nampa, ID, has been awarded a $250 New Classroom Start Up Grant from Northwest Professional Educators.  Ms. Morrison will use the funds to purchase materials to advance learning with the Scottish Storyline Method which builds on the principle that learning, to be meaningful, has to be memorable, and that by using learners’ enthusiasm for story-making, the classroom, the teacher's role, and learning can be transformed.  Through the use of key questions, Storyline takes a topic and allows students to travel through a story as characters reacting to the incidents that are developed as the story unfolds.

NWPE's Jason George and Students Score Awards
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 21, 2017, 02:47 pm   

Congratulations to award-winning NWPE member Jason George (Presidential Award Winner in Science Education for 2016).  Mr. George who is a longtime NWPE member and advocate for teacher professionalism contributed to the state’s effort to update Idaho’s science learning standards.  He also recently led his students from Vision Charter School in Caldwell, ID, to a number of awards at the Idaho Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  The awards include an all-expense paid trip to the International Science Fair in Los Angeles for Mr. George and the team consisting of T.J. Herndon, Brooklyn Legg, and Luke Campbell who won first place overall competing in the category of Engineering, specifically in the area of high efficiency rocket nozzles. They won the Airforce Engineering Award, Gold in Category, Best in Category, and Best in Fair.

Misty James, NWPE Member, on School Choice
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 25, 2017, 02:54 pm   

Misty James, NWPE member, teacher, and Ed.D candidate in Caldwell, ID, pens this editorial supporting public schools and school choice.
Celebrate National School Choice Week 2017
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 19, 2017, 09:31 pm   
NWPE supports teachers in all schools of choice, namely, traditional public, public charter, virtual charter, private and parochial schools.
Six ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ That All Young Children Must Learn
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 19, 2016, 07:20 pm   

Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work 

I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts: 

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