Students aren’t the only ones who are exploring possibilities – so are our teachers! Our teachers regularly participate in professional development designed to keep their skills sharp and to learn new strategies to improve children’s learning experiences in the classroom.
This last weekend, Shelly Moses and Dianne Shapp were invited to speak at the California Math Council annual conference. In their session, they taught other teachers from all around California how to integrate technology, manipulatives and metacognition to create engaging math lessons that reach students at all levels.
Throughout the school year and during the summer, our teachers have participated in learning about a variety of topics, including: interactive teaching, using Google in the classroom, teaching English as a second language, and Orton-Gillingham, as well as subject-specific coursework. We send teachers across the state and country for continuing education and we bring trainers to our campus. On our professional development day in January 2018, we look forward to learning more about attention deficit disorder, executive functioning and language/learning disabilities from renowned experts in the field of special education.
At SDJA, we are proud to invest in the excellence of our teachers.
This school year ushers in the second year of our new, comprehensive K-5 music program. With the inaugural year under our belt, it is exciting to see the music program grow and flourish due to the incredible creativity and passion of our music teacher, Morah Shani Zamir. The students enjoy a music classroom filled with […]
Growing up in the US, many of us were taught arithmetic in school. But things have changed. No longer is learning arithmetic sufficient for becoming college and career ready. At the heart of our math program, Math in Focus, is mathematical problem-solving. That means focusing on the development of children’s abilities to solve problems in […]
Congratulations to our fifth graders! At the invitation of Lionsgate, they attended an advance screening of the movie Wonder on Thursday, October 26th. The invitation came due to our students’ commitment to living by the precepts of kindness that are espoused in the movie. It all started when the students and teachers signed on to […]
Students aren’t the only ones who are exploring possibilities – so are our teachers! Our teachers regularly participate in professional development designed to keep their skills sharp and to learn new strategies to improve children’s learning experiences in the classroom. This last weekend, Shelly Moses and Dianne Shapp were invited to speak at the California […]
WHAT: The Jog-A-Thon raises funds for the Annual Purim Carnival while promoting health and fitness for students. WHY: We are collaborating with Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF) to advocate for people with physical challenges to pursue active lifestyles: http://www.challengedathletes.org HOW: Students should find sponsors from family, friends, neighbors, co-workers) to support them using the online form: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/sdja/jogathon?token=1925509765 PRIZES: Each Friday we […]
Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening speakers include Foreign Policy Expert, Dore Gold, Arab Muslim Zionist, Yahya Mahamid, and Israel’s X Factor finalists, Kippalive! Come celebrate Israel with us by registering for your seats at www.standwithus.com/iheartisrael17