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    DUE - Final Documents
    Dec. 16th
    Submit final unit to seminar leader and synopsis and LFS Map to Seminar Coordinator and complete YNI Questionnaire. All final documents must be submitted and questionnaire complete in order to be eligible for the Fellow Stipend.  
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  • Kathleen Gormley

    School: Highlands Elementary

    District: Red Clay Consolidated 

    Kathy has been a Fellow since 2008, having completed multiple Yale National Initiative seminars and annual DTI seminars.

    Reflecting on the DTI Experience:

    "Participating in seminars helps build confidence in my content area, knowledge and understanding of the standards I am responsible for teaching, and a helpful network of education professionals.

    I wrote a unit on the structures of the brain and I collaborated with a teacher in Santa Fe, NM. Out students worked together on a google presentation to research and present information on the brain. My class presented their findings on brain structure and her class presented their finding on the development of the brain. We exchanged letters and gifts and continued to interact with them throughout the school year."

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  • Michael Doody

    ​School:  William Penn High School

    District:  Colonial School District

    Mike has been a Fellow since 2016 and is a 2017 Yale National Initiative Fellow. 

    Reflecting on the DTI Experience:

    "This is a curriculum development unlike anything you have access to in your buildings or districts. You get to be in charge of the unit you develop, providing you with an opportunity to infuse your personality into your teaching.

    My unit from last cycle replaced my final exam, and the project is really giving students an opportunity to explore topics of interest to themselves while also using the principles of chemistry we have covered this year."

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  • Nancy Ventresca

    School: Thurgood Marshall Elementary

    District:  Christina School District

    Reflecting on the DTI experience:

    " Being part of DTI has really helped me grow personally and professionally.  It has given me opportunities to meet like-minded colleagues, professors and just amazing educators!  it is challenging and rewarding and has definitely made me a better teacher.

    My favorite unit so far is about the Horseshoe crab, created while participating in a seminar with Jack Bartley. I was able to secure grant funding to take my students to the Delaware Bay for a mock crab count and to participate in some awesome scientific inquiry. One of my students gained international recognition for her artwork submitted to a contest at the end of the unit."

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  • Joe Parrett

    School: Wilbur Elementary

    District: Colonial School District

    "Being part of the Institute has made me a happier, more knowledgeable, and ultimately a way better teacher. P.S. my students are a lot more engaged and working at a real high level"

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  • Jennifer Frasher

    School: Keene Elementary School

    District: Christina School District 

    ​“Being an Institute Fellow has deepened my passion and commitment to bringing enriched learning experiences to my school and community, challenged and energized me as a life-long learner, and expanded my support network of excellent educators.”

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