Kate has been a teacher in the Advanced Learning Program of Greenwich Public Schools since 2010. She was a general classroom teacher from 1993-2010. Kate holds a Masters in Education from Bank Street College. B.A. in Music from Yale University.
Her workshop topic is 'Magnificent Minds of Quirky Kids'. Children are frequently the authors and inventors of big ideas, with insights that emerge unexpectedly when given the right stimulus or environment. With an increasing emphasis in schools on standardized test scores and summative assessments, we are possibly missing a vital component in our methods for finding out what kids really know beyond what we want them to know. The workshop will address this dilemma and offer participants a forum for considering unconventional approaches to tap into the enormous power of children's creative thinking.
Teacher in Advanced Learning Program of Greenwich Public Schools