At the Tuesday, May 26, 2020 meeting of the Berkeley County Board of Education, it was announced that Tara Baker will be the next principal at Sangaree Elementary. Her contract will take effect on July 1, 2020.
Dr. Dixon will be leaving the role of principal at Philip Simmons High School in July to join the central office in his new role.
With the use of virtual field trips, St. Stephen Elementary teacher Kimberly Whitaker has found a way to enhance her lessons – and show her students that there is a whole world out there beyond Berkeley County. She recently connected with a former classmate to show her students Venezuela and Colombia.
As teachers viewed a special presentation held via Google Meet, BCSD administrators huddled outside Mrs. Rainey’s home with a small gift and balloons. It wasn’t the grand event of years past with white tablecloths and goblets of sweet tea, but Mrs. Rainey said it was enough to make her feel special.
From red, white and blue on Mondays to red, blue, orange, purple and green on Fridays, students and staff have a unique way of showing school spirit, leadership and unification through a couple of weekly traditions that students and teachers are continuing -- even through virtual learning.
We are highlighting Ms. Cassandra Cowdrey, a music teacher from Berkeley Intermediate School, as another BCSD Innovative Educator. Ms. Cowdrey and her students have had to use their imaginations as they have moved from drums to cup drums and had many other outside of the box thinking opportunities.
To teach his typical hands-on type of class, media technology teacher Jerry Hines now has his students writing stories for a broadcast setting.
The partnership now provides students with access to more than $100,000 worth of e-books and audiobooks through ClassLink in an app called Sora, a new tool created by OverDrive, which serves public libraries with their digital content.
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.
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.