On Tuesday, November 12 BCSD hosted its annual Board Room Art Show. In total, there were 42 students with artwork selected to hang in the central office outside of the board room for the next year. This album contains photos of some of those students with their work and a few other pieces on display.
More than 40 students placed in the 2019 Youth Art Competition at the Coastal Carolina Fair.
Members of Hanahan High School's newest club, Club Joy, spread some love among teachers and students on Nov. 13 in celebration of World Kindness Day.
On a recent Tuesday morning, Anita Ramsetty, M.D., and Kristen Hood Watson, M.D., traded their white doctors’ coats for black aprons. And instead of working in a clinic, they stood in a classroom at St. Stephen Elementary School.
Last year, Cane Bay Elementary's Ridgeline Conger began writing books. After several trips to the library, he managed to get his books placed on a shelf for other students to read. Since, other students have begun to write books, and the student-author section of the library has grown to more than 40 titles.
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
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.