VOTE FOR TARA LEACH!

Brooklyn Generation School's  Tara Leach has been nominated by a former student for Blackboard's Teacher Appreciation Month Sweepstakes!  The former student wrote about all the support she got after her mother passed away, and said Ms. Leach "Is an all-around amazing teacher and human being who cares for her students.  ... She loves her students and I respect her for it."  
 
Go to blackboard.com to read more and to vote for Ms. Leach! Voting opens May 12th at 9AM. The 10 teachers with the most votes at the end of Teacher Appreciation Month will be finalists, and three of the finalists will win a $1,000 classroom grant.

We're so proud of all our Generation Schools Teachers!  We join the students in celebrating  Ms. Leach.  We hope y ou'll take a minute to vote for her!

DOUBLE PEAK READINESS EVENTS IN ENGLEWOOD, CO!


GSN Partners Conduct Mock Interviews and Opportunity Fair! On Thursday, April 28th, Generation Schools Network partnered with Color ado's Finest High School of Choice (CFHSC) for a double Peak Readiness E vent at t he CFHSC cam pus in Englewood, Colorado. A Mock Interview event took place in which 24 professional volunteers from organizations such as Macy's an d Capitol Consulting took the time to interview and give professio nal feedback on resumes to 50 CFHSC students.
 
Additionally, 180 students had the opportunity to speak with vendors at an Opportunity Fair featuring possible job, internship, and volunteer experienc es for summer. Vendors at the Opport unity Fair included Panera Bread, Sears, Goodwill Industries, FedEx, Colorado History Center, Walmart, Chipotle, OpenWorld Learning, Café 180, and Colorado Young Leaders.

Special thanks to our corporate volunteers and hiring organizations for helping to close the college/career readiness  gap for students!

Interested in hosting a Peak Readiness Event at your school, volunteering, participating as a hiring organization or sponsoring a future event?  Contact Leslie Tjajadi at  720-452-3612 or ltjajadi@generationschools.org
 
Pictured:  Industry professionals and a student at CFHSC

BGS RECEIVES DONATION FROM THE MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION!


New donation helps seniors with an extra edge on final projects! 
Through the ongoing relationship with CBS Ecomedia, Brooklyn Generation has received $8,500 from the Municipal Credit Union (MCU) for technological upgrades. With these funds, BGS is purchasing new laptops and network printers for student use! The first priority for use will be for the graduating class to finish their senior projects. 

On April 14th, MCU came to  BGS for a  small recognition event, including a tour of the school and financial literacy sessions with students. We look  forward to sharing photos and  samples from our seniors as they
finish their  projects! 


Thank you Municipal Credit Union for helping to close the technology gap for our students!





Pictured: (Top, L to R) Michael Mattone, Nicole Siciliano, Tra'Lynn Husbands, Debra Sinodinos, David Adleman, Louis Garcia (Bottom, L to R) Christon Harris, Lydia Colon Bomani, Robin Simmons, Michele Hill

GSN VISTAs PARTICIPATE IN SERVICE BOWL!


Our team helped rehab a home in Denver after a Super Bowl bet!  Two of our Americorps VISTAs, Courtney Lancaster and Alicia Vasquez, were selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service participated in a Service Bowl on April 27th. They worked with Denver May or Michael Hancock and Charlotte, NC Mayor Jennifer Roberts, The Corporation for National and Community Service CEO, Wendy Spencer, and s everal former Broncos players to refurbish a home in West Denver. The project included both indoor and outdoor repairs and refurbishment. Both Mayors identified housing as a major priority for their administrations and expressed interest in a service project that would let them "get their hands dirty." 

Rebuilding Together is a national AmeriCorps grantee with affiliate locations with AmeriCorps members in both cities. The "Service Bowl" occurred after of a bet between Hancock and Roberts over who's team would win the Super Bowl. Since the panthers lost, Mayor Roberts came to Denver for the project! Go Broncos! 
 
Pictured: GSN VISTA Team Leader Courtney Lancaster, Community Resource Center VISTA Team Leader Marissa and CEO of the Corporation for National & Community Service Wendy Spencer. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:


Rural Colorado Teacher Recruitment Event
Walsenburg, CO - May 17-19
 
Calling all teachers! All current, aspiring, and interested teachers with a desire to become an integral part of a close-knit rural school and community - are welcome to participate in the Experience Rural Colorado Teacher Recruitment Event. Sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo and the South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), the event engages school leaders, students, and community members through activities, professional development offered by nationally recognized providers, school and community tours, and face-to-face meetings to learn about rural Colorado's lifestyle, traditions, and history.

Join us for this personalized experience and interview for open teaching positions for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information and to register now, click here.


Share Fair Nation, Washington D.C.
KIPP DC College Prep, Washington, DC - May 21st, 8am to 3pm

Three veteran teachers from Brooklyn Generation School-Eric Baker, Neil Garguilo, and Oksana Resnikova-will be presenting the use of Socratic Seminars to support learning. Their professional development session will focus on using Socratic Seminars in the context of teaching math standards. Share Fair Nation (SFN) leadership recently visited BGS and observed the teachers in action. Impressed by their methods, SFN asked the three teachers to share their classroom practices at the upcoming DC Share Fair Event.

To attend Share Fair Nation DC, please click here .

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