Each year, teachers at BCSD schools nominate three educators to be considered for school-level Teacher of the Year. Each completes a statement of philosophy and a biography. The nominee receiving the most votes from colleagues is elected school Teacher of the Year and considered for District Teacher of the Year.
Westview Elementary showed visitors what personalized learning is all about during a school tour on Feb. 12. Several students also participated in a panel discussion.
The annual event sponsored by Google is highlighted each year by the trebuchet competition, which BCSD also dominated – much due to amazing constructions and performances by students from Cross High.
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 activity has become a big business and one of the sweetest things you'll ever witness.
Authentic assessments and student led conferences are new to Berkeley Intermediate this year, and allow for students to take ownership of their learning.
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.
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!
6:00 PM BCA Theatre Troupe
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM BCSD Innovative Choice Programs Fair
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM BCSD Teacher Recruitment Fair
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.