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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Every Kid is Someone's Kid

Every Kid is Someone's Kid




Summer is ending, and August can be stressful for parents, teachers, and administrators alike. Teachers: as we gear up for another school year and spend countless hours preparing our classrooms, studying curriculum, and creating lesson plans, I find myself coming back to this true focus over and over. 

Every kid deserves a fresh start and a blank slate. Every kid should receive an extra dose of grace and patience without hesitation and without fail during this transition into a new grade level with a new teacher. Believe in every single child just a little more.

I am so grateful for the parents who will hand over their most prized possession to me day after day this school year. They will trust me to love their child just like they do, and teach them all they need to know this year. They deserve open, honest, and frequent communication about their extraordinary child. 

Every kid is someone’s kid. 

What an awesome and humbling responsibility. Thank you.
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Kayla Delzer
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

PBS Announces Educators Selected For Inaugural Digital Innovator All-Star Program

PBS Announces Educators Selected For Inaugural Digital Innovator All-Star Program


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Program recognizes 30 teachers nominated by their local PBS stations as leaders in their education communities


Arlington, VA, March 14, 2018 – Today, PBS announced the educators selected for the first PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Nominated by their local PBS stations, 30 educators were chosen from across the country, representing 28 states and Puerto Rico. Each of the Digital Innovator All-Stars was selected from a cohort of extraordinary educators who are doing innovative work in their schools and districts, and were previously recognized as part of the PBS Digital Innovator Program, which began in 2013.
The PBS Digital Innovator All-Star program expands on this influential work, deepening these educators’ roles as leaders in integrating technology and digital media into the classroom —supporting students’ learning through increasingly important media literacy skills.
“PBS is committed to recognizing and celebrating educators for the immeasurable work they do in their communities,” said Sara Schapiro, Vice President of Education, PBS. “We have been continually impressed with our PBS Digital Innovators and were truly in awe of the nominations we received for this All-Star program — so much so that we expanded the number of awardees. We’re excited to see the new and inventive ways these educators will support students’ learning through this program.”
PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars will spend the 2018-2019 school year deepening engagement among students, families, educators, schools and their local PBS stations. As an exclusive part of the program, they will have access to virtual and in-person events, including the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Summit, to connect and learn with their peers and station representatives from across the country.
The PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including passion for their role as an educator, outcomes from their time as PBS Digital Innovators, connections to their communities and service to under-resourced families.
Below is a list of the 2018 PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars and their local PBS stations; their profiles and photographs can be found here.
  • Leah Aiwohi, Lihue, HI (PBS Hawaii)
  • Kristin Appiah-Word, Chicago, IL (WTTW)
  • Steve Auslander, Indianapolis, IN (WFYI)
  • Elisabeth Bostwick, Horseheads, NY (WSKG)
  • Laura Bradley, Petaluma, CA (KQED)
  • Sebastian Byers, Monroe, NC (WTVI)
  • Vinny Chiaramonte, Hoover, AL (Alabama Public Television)
  • Sharon Clark, Brownsville, TN (WLJT)
  • Kayla Delzer, Mapleton, ND (Prairie Public)
  • Michelle Garmon, Rio Rancho, NM (New Mexico PBS)
  • Heather Gauck, Grand Rapids, MI (WGVU)
  • Leigh Herman, Atlanta, GA (GPB)
  • Shawn Patrick Higgins, Portland, OR (SOPTV)
  • Julie Hildebrand, Austin, TX (KLRU)
  • Joquetta Johnson, Randallstown, MD (MPT)
  • Ashley Judd, Tyner, KY (KET)
  • Mike Lang, Las Vegas, NV (Vegas PBS)
  • Glenda Lozada, Naranjito, PR (WMTJ)
  • Chantell Mason, St. Louis, MO (Nine Network)
  • Aaron Maurer, Bettendorf, IA (Iowa Public Television)
  • Mallory Mbalia, Raleigh, NC (UNC-TV)
  • Jared Morgan, Sand Springs, OK (OETA)
  • David Olson, Madison, WI (Wisconsin PTV)
  • Regina Schaffer, Farmingdale, NY (WNET/WLIW)
  • Paige Somoza, Boise, ID (Idaho Public Television)
  • Shelly Stanton, Billings, MT (Montana PBS)
  • Roberta Starling, Land O Lakes, FL, (WEDU)
  • Debra Turchetti-Ramm, Johnston, RI (Rhode Island PBS)
  • Kara Wilkins, Lowell, MA (WGBH)
  • Larissa Wright, Anchorage, AK (Alaska Public Media)
About PBS
PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on TwitterFacebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.
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Kayla Delzer
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Learning with a Forensic Scientist

Learning with a Forensic Scientist


Last week our school had a very special visitor from Bend, Oregon teach us all about her job as a forensic scientist. Tori Dickerson, my sister, shared about fingerprint analysis, DNA, and real life application of science and math in her job. The kids tried on real lab coats and goggles, and received hands-on experience with discovering their own fingerprints on paper using special magnetic powder and brushes. It was rewarding to hear how many students across all grade levels left excited about her job and the possibility of becoming scientists later in life. Her visit reaffirmed my beliefs about the importance of teaching kids directly from experts with 21st century jobs, and providing hands-on experiences so students can learn by actually doing. More pictures from her visit can be found on our school Facebook page.


















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Kayla Delzer
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

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