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Archive for October, 2009

ASPIRE Members & DELS Launch Operation CARE

7th & 8th Grade Students Collaborate to Complete the College Information Scavenger Hunt

7th & 8th Grade Students Collaborate to Complete the College Information Scavenger Hunt

University of Delaware undergraduate students were hosts to 80 middle and high school students from Delaware and Pennsylvania during the October 24th Blue & Golden Saturday campus open house. 

ASPIRE Members Focus on Equity

Emily Fenn, a Sophomore Elementary Education major and member of UD’s Teach for America student services organization, described differences in the schooling outcomes for students based on the schools that they attend.  She noted that SAT scores for students at Wilmington Charter average 1800, while students in other schools, particularly schools with high enrollments of low income students, in the state average 1400.  Teach for America members take on the challenge of improving schooling outcomes of students from low income communities.  In the 2009-10 school year, 450,000 U.S. students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia have teachers who are members of Teach for America.

Professor George Bear and Mrs. Patti Bear Provide Solid Guidance

On Wednesday October 7, 2009,  ASPIRE  members engaged in an informative and very lively discussion about How to Deal with Difficult Situations in the Classroom.  Professor and Mrs. Bear advised ASPIRE members to prevent discipline problems by getting to know their students and by communicating with them and their parents.  The Bears shared useful examples from their years in classrooms spanning elementary through high school grades. 

Kara Cashwell, ASPIRE Vice President, organized and led the session. 

The next ASPIRE meeting will be held on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00p.m. in 208 Gore Hall.  The meeting will feature a Diversity Workshop:  Effective Strategies for Working with Black & Latino Youth.