January 17, 2018

A Lesson in Civics

On Friday, December 2nd, the intermediate teachers, along with two student teachers, got up early and drove to Salem to attend Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers.   The day began with meeting in the Senate Chambers with Marilyn Cover, Executive Director of the Classroom Law Project.   The Classroom Law Project was developed to help bring educational programs into Oregon schools that teach democracy, civics and active participation in the community.   Our group was honor to listen to Governor Kitzhaber speak about his vision of education in Oregon.  Another interesting session was listening to Ben Cannon, Education Policy Advisor to the Governor.  Mr. Cannon went into depth about the Governor’s vision and then spent some time listening to audience questions and comments.  It was informative to listen to the people that are making the policies and it was also great for those people to hear from the teachers that are working daily with students.   There were many interesting speakers, good workshops, and a trip to visit the Golden Pioneer.

Michelle Dawkins About Michelle Dawkins

My husband and I have lived in Corbett since 1983 and I have taught at Corbett Grade School since 1994. Chris and I loved having our children grow up in the community of Corbett. They both received a great education and made many life long friends while attending school here. Both Steph and Joe graduated from Corbett. Joe is a graduate of Oregon State University and Steph has graduated from Linfield College and completed her MBA at University of Tennessee. Chris and I are extremely proud of our children! Both are enjoying life and share our love of nature.

"If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in." ~Rachel Carson