Investing In Educational Excellence
The Riverwood Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose sole purpose is to support long-term strategic initiatives that impact every student at Riverwood International Charter School. The Foundation Board of Trustees, comprised of parents and community leaders, works closely with the school’s administrative team to determine the areas of greatest need, raises funds, and secure resources to support those needs. Thanks to a dedicated group of individuals and organizations who have an interest in ensuring a quality education for ALL students, the Foundation has raised over $800,000 in funds since its creation in 2005.
Funding Focus for 2013-14: Professional Development and Critical Classroom Equipment Needs
Goal: Enhance the opportunity for EVERY student to reach their full potential by investing in continuing education oppportunities for Riverwood faculty.
Every Riverwood teacher reaches 180 students each day, so we at the Foundation agree that one of the best investments we can make as a school, parents, and broader community is to support our teachers. The Foundation is investing in Teaching for Excellence (TFE), Advanced Placement (AP) conferences, and other development needs to help Riverwood reach its goals.
What is Teaching for Excellence?
“Teaching for Excellence” strategies move the classroom to a student-centered model that is teacher-led. Teachers become coaches, mentors and guides to the learning process, and students become more active participants responsible for their learning by working closely with peers. This creates opportunities to encourage problem solving and critical thinking and better prepares students for the independent learning model required in higher education.
“Teaching for Excellence” will impact EVERY Riverwood student, working at every level, in every subject and in every grade. We are seeing the impact of implementing these new strategies into many of the classrooms; read what one of our teachers had to say:
“I LOVED our first Teaching for Excellence session. There were several times I actually had tears in my eyes! It was great to have suggestions that could be easily and immediately used in my classes. I REALLY look forward to trying these things and learning more in our upcoming sessions!”
Read what some of our students said:
“Every activity that we do in class is a really great way for us to learn and have fun at the same time. Never in my life have I actually enjoy Social Studies until today.”
“When I come to class the teacher makes it fun, cozy and a safe environment. Playing music and putting us in groups helps me learn a lot faster. I’m actually doing amazing in history and it’s never been my favorite or best subject. I’ve score super high in this class because of how he teachers us.”
“If XXX could teach all of my classes for high school, life would be awesome.”
Give a Brick!
Leave a Legacy….Buy a Brick….Support our Students! Commemorate your student, a favorite teacher, or someone associated with education and support the Foundation at the same time. Fill out the flyer and mail it to the school.
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