18 episodios

A weekly education podcast brought to you by The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain. Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dawson is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.

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A weekly education podcast brought to you by The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain. Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dawson is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.

    Innovation at Dawson

    Innovation at Dawson

    Director of Innovation Hubert Ham in conversation with Assistant Head of School for Advancement Andrew Bishop about innovation at independent schools, ways in which Dawson improves, and using esports as a gateway to curriculum, community, and STEM skills. They also discuss partnerships with UNLV, Blackfire Innovation, and Allied Esports, Dawson's esports EDU lab, an esports league for independent schools. Learn how Dawson is sharing its experiences, resources, and information with other schools.

    • 17 min
    Parent Education at Dawson

    Parent Education at Dawson

    Three Dawson parents join Assistant Heads of School Roxanne Stansbury and Andrew Bishop in conversation about Dawson's Parent University series and Parent Education Pieces. The Alexander Dawson School hosts and facilitates Parent University workshops to provide current research in parenting and child development, as well as Parent Education Piece curriculum sessions as a means to more deeply involve each parent in their child’s educational experiences.

    • 27 min
    Part 2: Measuring Things That Matter

    Part 2: Measuring Things That Matter

    Director of K-8 Chris Estrella and Director of Student Life & Diversity Meg Aumann discuss how Dawson utilizes intentionally diverse focus groups and surveys to make student-centered decisions. In this episode, you’ll learn more about their presentation from the NWAIS regional conference on Using Data to Make Student-Centered Decisions.

    • 21 min
    Rosalind Wiseman on Happiness, Friendship & Dignity

    Rosalind Wiseman on Happiness, Friendship & Dignity

    Rosalind Wiseman in conversation with Assistant Head of School for Advancement Andrew Bishop following her Dawson Parent University presentation. In this episode, they discuss and define happiness, friendship, respect, and treating people with dignity. Topics also include focusing on relationships and how social media is affecting social-emotional wellbeing.

    • 29 min
    Dawson Head of School on Measuring Things That Matter

    Dawson Head of School on Measuring Things That Matter

    Dawson’s Head of School Dr. Carola Wittmann joins Assistant Head of School for Advancement Andrew Bishop in a conversation about surveying parents and students, as well as faculty and staff. Dr. Wittmann shares how small and large decisions in institutional planning can be influenced by student data at Dawson.

    • 11 min
    Dawson Head of School on Institutional Growth

    Dawson Head of School on Institutional Growth

    Dawson’s Head of School Dr. Carola Wittmann joins Assistant Head of School for Advancement Andrew Bishop to talk about institutional growth. They discuss why supporting institutional growth is important, how Dawson faculty and staff will learn more throughout the 19-20 school year about the School’s growth, and how the self-study accreditation process informs the School’s growth planning going forward.

    • 19 min

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