Steward seniors have spent the past four years engaging in extracurricular activities and building their résumés, and this is the time of year when all their hard work is put to the test as they apply to colleges and universities around the nation (and even the world). Seniors Emma Campbell and Sonia Jennings are experiencing all the wonders and difficulties of this important rite of passage. In the following two articles, they give an in-depth look into what the application process has been like for each of them.
On Monday, November 7, renowned Stanford professor of mathematics education, author, and noted TED speaker Jo Boaler will be visiting The Steward School as our first Visiting Innovator of the 2016-17 school year. This visit represents a unique opportunity, tremendous good fortune, and the culmination of work that began with a small group of teachers at Steward.
“Who’s in charge of making sure democracy thrives in America?” I asked my history students recently. It was not a rhetorical question; nor, in these times when respected scholars are writing about a possible “crisis of democratic legitimacy” in wealthy Western nations, is it a purely academic one.1
By: Laura Akesson and Shane Diller
Upper School Science Teacher and Academic Dean of the Bryan Innovation Lab; Lead Technologist of the Bryan Innovation Lab
Athletic competition can both divide communities and bring them together through shared camaraderie. Upper School history teacher and varsity girls volleyball coach Greg Young and freshman Crary Moore experienced the latter part of this lesson first-hand while competing in the International Children’s Games in Taiwan this summer. In the following two articles, they delve deeper into what they took away from their unique, and sometimes unexpected, encounters with different cultures.
JK-12 Technology Coordinator
Computer programming has a major impact on our daily lives, even in ways and places that might not be immediately obvious. On a typical day, we use hundreds of tools and services that work because of their underlying programming. Thousands of jobs that did not exist 30 years ago now serve to create and maintain the technology we use for communication, banking, energy, travel, medical records, entertainment, research, national security, and more. Whatever career paths our students choose in the future, we can be sure that their success will depend in some part on their understanding of technology and how it supports our daily activities.