With schools across the U.S. starting the school year online due to COVID-19, teachers are concerned about connecting with their new students. No problem, says English teacher Lauren Jensen (NY ’15), who moved to a virtual classroom before the pandemic. She shares the strategies that worked for her.
Milken Educators share their classroom strategies for helping high schoolers succeed on AP exams.
Inspired by the talented students in her English and creative writing classes, Margo Sorenson (CA ’91) has authored nearly three dozen children’s and young adult books. She talked with us about her creative process, the business side of publishing and how her teaching background feeds her writing.
When the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream decided to create a new essay contest for high school students, it turned to Milken Educators to bring the idea to life.
Every year, art students at Arkansas’ Pine Bluff High School exhibit their work at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. This year, because of the pandemic, art teacher Shalisha Thomas (AR ’19) and ASC collaborated to create a virtual exhibition. We asked Shalisha how this year’s event came together.
Protests and civil unrest are sweeping the nation as Americans react to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We asked school leadership expert and author Principal Baruti Kafele (NJ ’09) how teachers can help students process what’s happening—and what school leaders can do to make sure their educators are prepared for the dialogue.
Charles Rounds III, grand prize winner in the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes student art competition, talks with us about his winning work, making art during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he plans to use his artistic talents to revitalize his community.
As we all move from an unsettling spring to a summer filled with uncertainty about what lies ahead, we asked Milken Educators to share words of advice and encouragement for students and families. The common theme: Enjoy this well-deserved break, and don’t worry—we’ll get through it together.
Students at Bacon Academy in Colchester do a deep dive into artificial intelligence thanks to Peter Arseneault (CT '15).