A Focus on Creativity
This year at Beckman High School we are turning our focus to Creativity. “Why,” you ask? A quick internet search for “future job skills” will yield numerous articles citing the need for “Creativity” or “Creative Problem Solving” in the future work force. (Here’s one from the World Economic Forum). At Beckman, we realize the need to expose our students to creativity and recognize that creativity is not exclusive to the art department. As a result, we are educating our teachers on the basics of Creativity and working to incorporate opportunities to utilize creativity within the various subject areas here on campus. As we move through the year, look for more information about how we are working to add more creativity here at Beckman.
Back to School Night
Thursday, Sep. 5th, 6:30pm
How do teachers get ready for the new school year?
- After enjoying their time off over the summer, many teachers arrive to campus early to take part in professional development. This year we had several teachers attend the AP in the OC training that was held here at Beckman. Here teachers learned about the changes to the AP curriculum and collaborated with subject alike peers from various sites to share best practices. Both AP and non-AP teachers participated in the training to gain insight on best instructional practices.
- A number of Beckman teachers also participated in optional TUSD academies that were held in all subject areas. These academies are a year-long commitment to employing engaging and meaningful strategies in the classroom. These academy participants arrived on campus a few days early to participate in a launch event before school begins.
- On Friday, August 9th all of our teaching staff took part in staff development designed to redefine or expand teacher's current definition of Creativity. Take a look at the photos below for an idea of what our teachers did.
Student Spotlight - Sydney Imus
Friday Night Lights
Math and Science Tutoring at Beckman
Last Day to Request a Class Change
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Save the dates! Our next PTO Meeting is Wednesday, 9/18 @ 6:30 p.m.
Then in October, join us for a special PTO meeting with speaker Cindy Muchnick “Navigating the Road to College”, on 10/23 @ 7 p.m.!
In this month’s PTO Corner, discover five (5) important reasons why your membership donation is crucial to PTO (link)
Plus… PTO’s Back-to-School Checklist for every Patriot family. (link)
PTO extends a special thank you to sponsors Zov’s Restaurants and Teen Road to Safety Driving School.