On Monday, December 9, 2013 Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open.
El lunes, 9 de deciembre de 2013, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional están canceladas.
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The school has received local, state, National, and International attention regarding the implementation of this outstanding instructional option. We have received front-page coverage in the Old Bridge Observer, Potomac News, and Washington Post. In addition, our program was written about in the Bethesda Magazine and USA Today. New Channel 4 did a feature on our program and we were recently featured on CNN (see below). Upcoming broadcast is scheduled for Alhurra, and Arabic-language American satellite TV channel based in
Teachers of the Same Gender classes have undergone extensive training and continue to further their research and understanding by participating in Same Gender focus groups. Some strategies in the male classes include purposeful movement, individual and group competitions, and using surnames to address the student. Some strategies used in an all female class include color coding notes to establish patterns in learning and note taking and making a personal connection with instructional material by providing time for group discussions and celebrations. Teachers design their lessons based on topics that are engaging for each gender/student which allows students to address issues and solve problems that are relevant to their lives and of interest to them. This practice makes them even more excited about education. In order to provide our staff with the essential support to successfully implement the Same Gender Program, the staff has had numerous professional development opportunities, including but not limited to, attending the International Conference for the National Association for Same Sex Public Education in
Learn more by clicking on the following links:
Mr. Calhoun's Information Session Presentation- Short Version
Mr. Calhoun's Same Gender Presentation
WMS Same Gender Brochure
National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE)
Separation Spurs Scholastic Success
Educators Report Benefits from Gender-Segregated Teaching
USA Today Endorsement of Same Gender Education
•Why Gender Matters - Leonard Sax
Boys Adrift - Leonard Sax
•Same Different Equal - Rosemary Salomone
•Boys and Girls Learn Differently - Michael Gurian
•Raising Cain - Michael Thompson
•Odd Girl Out - Rachel Simmons
•Queen Bees and Wanna Bees - Rosalind Wiseman