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Warwick teachers shine at NYS Master Teachers’ Demo Derby

on December 2, 2015

The Hudson Valley’s second annual New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) Demo Derby was held on Sat., Nov. 22, at SUNY New Paltz. The event, hosted by WVMS teacher Tracey Waters and four other Master Teachers, was attended by three additional Warwick teachers, with WVHS science teacher Barbara Glover presenting an earth science demo.

photo of four Warwick science teachers

Pictured left to right: Tina Ferraro, Tracey Waters, Sarah Woglom and Barbara Glover.

“I was proud to have Warwick representation from all schools – elementary, middle and high school – among the many other districts in attendance,” said Mrs. Waters. “We hope to double the Warwick attendance next year! Great demos, activities and best teaching practices were shared.”

About the New York State Master Teacher Program

Master Teachers are recognized for their dedication to providing the most innovative STEM education to their students, their commitment to professional growth and their enthusiasm for sharing their successful practices with colleagues in their schools and districts.

What’s the Demo Derby?

The NYSMTP introduces motivated teachers to like-minded professionals who meet monthly to collaborate, learn, share and reflect with a group of their peers. The Demo Derby is an extension of this collaboration and sharing. It provides the opportunity for teachers to share different ways of introducing a new topic, reinforcing a lesson or presenting a problem to provoke thought.

Presenting the workshop “The Coriolis Effect of Wind & Water” in 9-12 Earth Science was Warwick Valley High School teacher Barbara Glover. Tracey Waters, a Warwick Valley Middle School teacher, presented “Proliferating Polymers or Osmosis” for K-8 teachers in life science.

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