Jan. 19 - Feb. 1, 2008 A+13
Technology enhances learning at CGCC
New technology means new teaching tools at end result,” says Segerberg. “The muscle-building instructor Ben Archer recently used this technology
Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC). videos are designed to guide students in these hands- while conducting a review session for his Computer
Podcasting – making digital media fi les available on on, active learning exercises in muscle anatomy and Information Systems class.
the Internet – has become a popular way for students function.” “This technology enabled me to instantly assess
to receive academic information, and iTunesU allows The student response system, another technology the students’ understanding of a subject, so that I
CGCC’s faculty to take advantage of the trend. used at CGCC, allows students to interact during could spend more time explaining the questions that
Anatomy & Physiology students in Dr. Marsha classroom presentations. Students are given a clicker students didn’t do well on, and less time explaining
Segerberg’s classes use videos to learn how to build that connects them with a test question or survey item. questions that everyone got correctly,” explains
and attach clay muscles to small plastic skeletons. The software calculates student responses, allowing Archer.
“Students … are often fearful to initiate the muscle- the instructor to use this information to re-teach CGCC is located at 2626 E. Pecos Rd. For more
building exercises without fully understanding the the concept or move on to the next question. CGCC information, call 480-732-7030.
Shriners give circus tickets to schools
Cops read to kids
The El Zaribah Shriners want to give free children’s tickets to their annual circus
Sept. 19 to 21 at WestWorld under the Equidome, 16601 No. Pima Rd, in Scottsdale,
which may be used at any performance in Scottsdale in 2008.
The Shriners will send school principals as many kids’ tickets, valued at $10
each, for children 12 years old and younger, and will also include four adult tickets,
valued at $12 each, as a way of thanking them for passing out the tickets.
Publicist Hardy Murphy says every boy and girl 12 years old and younger entering
a circus performance will be given a special ticket to allow them to participate in a
drawing for one boy’s bike and one girl’s bike to be given away.
For tickets, principals can call Jack Garrett at 480-946-7295 or 602-469-0771 with
the number of tickets needed and mailing instructions for the tickets. The tickets
NEW FRIENDS: Chandler police offi cers read to children at the Downtown Library recently.
will be mailed within a month prior to the circus.
The program links police offi cers with youngsters for storytime and a craft activity.
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday;
Grant relief – Frye has received a $500 grant from Exxon Mobil’s Educational Alliance program to
support extracurricular activities. CORS Station Manager Kelly Girvin worked with school offi cials to secure
the grant, one of 4,000 available to schools across the U.S. served by Exxon or Mobil stations.
Chandler Unifi ed School District
Music to CUSD ears
Hear more than 100 of the fi nest sixth-grade orchestra students in
the Chandler Unifi ed School District as it hosts an Honor Orchestra
Club photos – Lou Coopey’s All Pro Photo is at Hancock on Jan. 22 to take school club photos for
performance at 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 14 at Chandler Center for the Arts in the yearbook.
downtown Chandler. Party plans – Planning meetings to discuss the Feb. 8 PTO’s Valentine Dance, are at 1 p.m. Mon., Jan.
Three orchestras perform, two of which have been rehearsing after school for a
14 and 6 p.m. Thu., Jan. 24, both in the Conference Room. For those who cannot attend the meetings but
month prior and complete the experience with the fi nal performance.
would like to help, call the offi ce at 480-883-5900.
The evening also features Santan Junior High’s Chamber Orchestra. The public is welcome
Car raffl e – Purchase a $20 ticket for the Chandler
Education Foundation Raffl e in the front offi ce for a
to attend this free event.
chance to win a new BMW Z4 3.0i and help out Hancock.
For every ticket sold, Hancock receives $4. The raffl e
drawing is on Feb. 13.
Preschool angels – Hancock’s Priority Preschool
collected more than 100 packages of beef jerky and made
beautiful paper angels to send to their sailor friends on
the USS Persistent in Bahrain.
Spelling whiz – Riley Collier from Ms. Larson’s sixth-
Author author – Several author visits are scheduled for the spring semester, so look for notices sent
grade class is this year’s winner of Hancock’s Spelling
home with students for: Carla Goody, Jan. 17; Obert Skye, Feb. 4; and Mrs. B, March 5. Students have the
Bee. He represents Hancock in the District Spelling Bee
opportunity to meet and purchase books from these published authors.
on Jan. 25.
CATS testing – CATS testing for third through sixth grades begins in February.
Plastic bag recycling – The Hancock Nature Club
Car raffl e – Purchase a $20 ticket for the annual Chandler Education Foundation Raffl e for a chance
teamed up with Wal-Mart to join the Kids Recycling
to win a new BMW Z4 3.0i and help Basha earn extra funds. Tickets can be purchased at school, Chandler
Challenge to recycle plastic bags. Drop off plastic bags
Fashion Center or online at www.winthebmw.com
. The raffl e drawing is Feb. 13.
at one of the recycle bins around Hancock; in return,
Media Club – Media Club members have been chosen and recently held their fi rst meetings.
Wal-Mart donates to Hancock’s Nature Club and General
Production groups begin creating shows and daily announcements this month. Look for the Bobcat
Music Program. Last year Hancock turned in more than Hancock’s Priority Preschool teachers
Broadcasting Network on air.
790 pounds of bags and earned $395. This year’s goal is and students, front row: Alec Gordon,
Spelling whiz – Tejas Dharmaraj won Basha’s Spelling Bee with the winning word “subordinate.”
$500, or 1,000 pounds of bags, by March 31. Noah Niemann, Riggs Ellsworth, Kevin
Tejas moves on to compete at the District Level, his second time competing there. Good luck, Tejas!
Cartridges for Kids – Bring empty printer cartridges Casto, Loganne Stepp. Back row:
LEGO winners – The Basha LEGO team placed ninth in a fi eld of 35 teams at the recent Arizona First
or other used electronics to the front offi ce or to Mr. Teacher Elsie Merfeld, Kelden Daly,
LEGO League Eastern Regional Tournament. Team members received the regional award for Team Spirit
Landon’s Room 15. Include accessories, power cords and teacher Mary Jean Sistak.
for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship.
cases if you have them. Business sponsors/donations are
Field trip fun – Third-graders went on a fi eld trip to the Arizona Museum of Natural History where
needed for the program. Contact Mr. Landon if interested.
they saw dinosaur fossils and panned for gold.
—Elsie Merfeld, Suzanne Incorvaia
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