School: Paul M. Hodgson Vo-Tech High
District: New Castle County Vo-Tech
Reflection on DTI:
"I am a 5-time Yale Fellow since
2007, and a 6-time DTI Fellow (since it began); also part of the Planning
Committee to start DTI!
Teachers Institutes are the BEST
Professional Development I have ever participated in. It is all of the
best things about teaching – collaborating with other teachers from different
schools, states, grade levels, learning content, finding ways to help your own
students, and “walking out” with a product I can use in my classroom.
One highlight comes from my unit
on Nanotechnology. My vocational students did research about a use of
nanotechnology in their career areas and presented their findings to the class.
The presentations were excellent and there was a lot of excitement and support
during the presentations. They found similarities in the properties that made
nanomaterials useful from one field to the next. Nanotechnology is an emerging
field and my students are leaving high school with some background knowledge
they can apply in college or to what they see or hear in the news."