Gordon Parks Academy Students Shine on TV Show!
Gordon Parks Academy students, coached by Maria B. Johnson and Aimie Smith, recently participated in a roundtable discussion and jigsaw workshop regarding extreme weather and pollution. A television crew from Classroom Close-up, NJ videotaped and interviewed Morgan Hayes, Nyanna Emanuel, Johanna Pristell, Jelani Ali and Juilyo Perry documenting their environmental journey.The purpose of the NJ Clean Communities Student Exchange is to facilitate an exchange of information and ideas on environmental issues related to extreme weather, litter and the proper handling of waste. Students from points all over New Jersey participated in a beach clean up, dune planting and environmental workshops.
A special thanks to Ms. Leslie Shults, Dr. Gloria Scott, Mr. Adisa, Ms. Maria B. Johnson, Ms. Aimie Smith, Team Student Exchange – Willie-mae Dawson from Tyson Elementary, Ursula Strojan from Tyson Middle/High School, Melissa Sheridan from STEM Academy, Lynn Crescenzo from East Orange High School, Mr. Lincoln Lawrence, Ms. Sandy Huber, Mr. Donny Wharton, Mr. Bryant Cowart and the Classroom Close-up Production crew for supporting us and being a part of this journey.
EOEA members, Sheila J. Oliver, (Jackson Academy and Tyson Elementary), Gail Howerton, Deidre Chatman, and Tia Green (Jackson Academy) were awarded a study group grant from Montclair State University to study how play contributes to learning. A significant portion of their project, entitled The Value of Play in Learning, addressed how play contributes to the development of language and critical thinking. Their project presentation was comprehensive and well received. Sheila was the grant leader.
We are truly proud of our members. EOEA members, rising and setting the standard for excellence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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