by Clare Berke - January 19, 2016
Before I finish this post, more than one person will read it. I will send it to my husband for review and then to the One World Education office where several minds will think about it. I will read it and revise the wording about 30 times myself. On the radio this morning, I heard Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for President Obama, describe the week-long writing and revision process for a State of the Union address. He spoke of the President’s tendency to complicate ideas, only to have... Read more
by Ben Acquah - November 6, 2015
Have you gone through something not recognizing the significance it would play in your life? Then when looking back you realize how worthwhile and unique your experience was? Just last year, when I was a senior in high school, I had one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments. On January 8, 2015 I went to an orientation and found my golden ticket: One World Education. One World was hosting their first College and Career Senior Challenge. I was given the opportunity to find my voice and hone my skills. When... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - September 9, 2015
September 8 is International Literacy Day with a worldwide mission to give children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education. On this day in 2008, One World Education officially launched its website and citywide program. Seven years later, our work still reflects the vision of International Literacy Day with our own mission to improve research, writing, and presentation skills for middle and high school students. Our... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - July 9, 2015
How can student interest inform and improve classroom instruction? This is one of the questions our teacher-presenters asked the audience at their session on Connecting Real Life and Learning given at the 6th Annual DC Data Summit on July 7. OWEd’s new Program Director, Stephanie Bunton, and E.L. Haynes teacher, Beth Kara, helped the audience see that when educators allow students to apply skills they are learning to topics that interest them the students are more motivated and engaged, thus... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - July 1, 2015
There’s a new thing happening in DC Public Schools next year. In school year 2016, DCPS will be incorporating Cornerstone Assignments, which will provide every student with equal access to rigorous educational experiences. These are shared assignments across a grade that are expected to bring equity and increase expectations for all students in DCPS. The assignments have been developed by DCPS’s best teachers to enrich, supplement, and strengthen instruction. As Kaya Henderson, Chancellor... Read more