BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2013 — Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) is proud to announce that Upper School Chemistry Teacher Julie Winter’s educational case study was selected for publication in The Science Teacher, a magazine compiled by the National Science Teachers Association. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
Appearing in the March 2013 issue, Winter’s featured article titled, “The Ethanol Project: Exploring Alternative Energy Through Role-Play and Writing,” discusses the curriculum Winter developed on alternative energy that brings a global perspective into her chemistry classroom. Each year, DCDS advanced chemistry students explore this realm of science with a two-week research, writing and role-play project. Students use both creative and analytical skills to understand the development of alternative energy sources worldwide.
“I am honored to have my paper be selected as one of the featured articles in this particular issue of The Science Teacher, which is focused on the Next Generation Science Standards,” said Winter. “The last time the national science standards were revised was in 1996.”
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a collaborative, state-led process to develop new K-12 science standards, providing students with an international benchmarked science curriculum. Completed and published in March, the science standards will be evaluated against those of 10 other countries.
“We are very proud of Julie for this national recognition,” said Shilling. “The innovative chemistry curriculum she teaches our Upper School students is at the forefront of educational standards, and a true testament to the superior education DCDS provides its students.”
In addition to completing the project, DCDS Seniors Ankita Nallani, and Hyangseong Jo served as research and writing assistants throughout the process, helping Winter in preparation for the paper.
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Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics, and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.