Authentic assessments and student led conferences are new to Berkeley Intermediate this year, and allows for students to take ownership of their learning.
At the Tuesday meeting of the Berkeley County Board of Education, BCSD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram announced another element in the school district’s multi-pronged approach to its capital building needs based on the area’s explosive growth.
Boulder Bluff Elementary has been named a Lighthouse School, a benchmark recognition for Leader In Me schools like Boulder Bluff Elementary.Leader In Me schools maintain their Lighthouse Certification for two years before they may recertify.
Each Friday on the campus of Sangaree Middle, students with special needs and their general education peers team up to make coffee, hot chocolate and cider for faculty and staff members at the school. The weekly inclusion activity has become a big business and one of the sweetest things you will ever witness.
Goose Creek High’s Jessica Olin has found a way to help students conquer the year-end exam while also having fun and learning (versus memorizing) the content. It’s a game called APUSH (A.P. U.S. History) Catch Phrase, and through its regular implementation in the classroom, students are able to recall information, verbalize what they have learned and write about it.
Through classroom lessons and lunch and learn programs, employers are visiting with Mrs. Galati's students twice a month. From historians and bakers to welders and bankers, students are introduced to career clusters in as many hands-on ways as possible. They are informed of the job and soft skills needed to be successful.
Through the use of ABC and DAP grants, Philip Simmons Middle was able to provide students a unique learning experience for National Arts in Education Week. Theatre teacher Charles Atkins brought in circus arts instructor Jef Lambdin for a week of activities that covered multiple subject areas and several principles of learning.
From lessons involving vertical hydroponic gardens to STEAM activities involving student choice boards, 3D printers and virtual reality/augmented reality headsets, what’s happening in classrooms at Macedonia Middle is far from what students experienced in the 80s and 90s.
Teachers and administrators at College Park Elementary have found a flexible approach to meet the needs of the school’s diverse group of learners.
Fourth graders at Westview Elementary recently completed a novel engineering challenge based on the book "Iggy Peck Architect." Students designed solutions for a bridge, shared ideas and navigated conflict!
Students in the 5th grade class of Ms. Melissa Williams at St. Stephen Elementary were having a difficult time understanding the "expanded" view of exponents, the purpose of exponents and the power of 10. They were challenged to create a visual guide for exponents.
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
The Berkeley County Board of Education meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Boardroom located at 107 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner (except as noted on October 22 and March 10). Board meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. There is an opportunity for "Citizen Comments" at the start of each meeting.
Berkeley County School District’s Division of Academics and Innovation is committed to providing a future focused vision on education through next generation learning. We are dedicated to ensuring that all students are college, career and life-ready when they graduate from BCSD by incorporating approaches that are rooted in rigorous college and career-ready outcomes and that integrate the following:
Personalized Learning- Approaches that individualize learning for each student based on their individual strengths.
Competency-Based Learning- Approaches that allow students to advance along a learning continuum based on mastery.
Deeper-Learning- Approaches that enable the 4 Cs- critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Blended Learning- Approaches that employ multiple methods of content delivery through the infusion of technology to enable flexibility in time, place, path, and pace.
Student-Centered Learning- Approaches that enable students to have voice and choice over their learning.