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									                    Delaware Teacher Center

                            Apple Slices
                                                                                                 VOL. 29 NO. 1

                                                                                                    F ALL 2011
                                  Teachers Helping Teachers

Darrell Andrews Addresses DE Educators                                                             A Look Ahead
“Coach D” Summer Workshop Sold Out
                  “Closing the achievement gap is one of the greatest academic
                  challenges we face in the USA. NCLB has experienced some suc-                    Visit our website at
                  cess; however we still have a long way to go,” says Darrell “Coach     
                  D” Andrews. On August 9, 2011, Coach D presented Believing the
                  HYPE - Keys to Motivating Students of Color at a workshop for                  April 21, 2012
                  more than 100 PreK-college level Delaware educators. Workshop                   National Aquarium
                  participants were actively engaged throughout the day and high-                 Baltimore, MD

                  ly motivated and energized as they prepared to begin the new
  Darrell Andrews
                  school year. “Working in a high level poverty school, I felt so
                                                                                                 June 20, 2012
much more excited about starting the school year than I felt yesterday. Today’s                   Shouting Won’t Grow
workshop helped me reconfirm my passion for educating my challenging stu-                         Dendrites
                                                                                                  Featuring Dr. Marcia Tate
dents,” said one teacher at the end of the day.
Coach D’s enthusiastic style was as uplifting as it was informative. Educators
                                                                                                 August 7, 2012
worked in groups to complete passion maps, a tool that many planned to introduce                  Building Bridges, Breaking
to their students; shared their concern for the most important issues facing                      Barriers — Connecting
                                                                                                  Dreams to Education
21st century students and teachers; and even paused for an energizing Zumba                       Featuring Darrell “Coach D”
lesson, complete with salsa music from one participant’s iPod. Most importantly,                  Andrews
teachers gained awareness of Coach D’s seven keys to motivating students of col-
or: Connecting Dreams to Education, PASSION-izing Your Delivery, Developing                     Do you have a workshop to
                                                                                                     offer for 2012?
Student Councils, Purging the Past, Under-
                                                                                             Please call the DTC office at
standing the Changing Times, Bridging the
                                                                                            736-6723 or (800) 282-8770.
Parent Gap, and Developing Goals and Meas-
Darrell “Coach D” Andrews, education con-                                                   Inside
sultant, speaker, and author, is an expert on                                               2 Center Locations
educator motivation and youth leadership
                                                   Coach D actively engaged participants.   3 DTC Anniversary
who shares strategies to help schools inspire
youth to succeed, close achievement gaps, and improve school climate. Through               4 DASEF
his HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) Program he has personally taught
                                                                                            5 Grand Opera House
thousands of students how to be confident, responsible, and empowered. Coach D
resides in Bear, Delaware with his wife and four children. For more information             6 DuPont Theatre
about Coach D and his work with schools, visit                        7 Read Aloud Delaware
DTC will sponsor Darrell Andrews at an encore presentation in August 2012.
                                                                                            8 DTC Policy Board
Watch for more information in the winter/spring 2012 workshop brochure.
                                    TEACHER CENTER LOCATIONS

   APPOQUINIMINK CENTER                          DTCC OWENS CENTER                          WILMINGTON CENTER

Claudine Strawbridge                      H. Beutler/A. Adams/P. Payne               Nicole Satterfield
Appoquinimink Prof. Dev. Center           Childhood Development Center/LRC           Stubbs Elementary School
118 S. Sixth Street (Rt. 13)              Seashore Highway                           1100 North Pine Street
Odessa, DE 19730                          Georgetown, DE 19947                       Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 378-2757                            (302) 855-1649                             (302) 429-4175 x 355
Mon.-Thurs.            4:15 - 6:45 p.m.   Mon.-Thurs.      8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.     Mon.-Thurs.            4:15 - 6:15 p.m.
                                          Fri.               8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     BRANDYWINE CENTER                                                                      WOODBRIDGE CENTER
                                                 LAKE FOREST CENTER                  Susan Sorrells
Toni Jacobs
                                          B. Jacobs/J. Wood/L. Woodward              Woodbridge Elementary School
Claymont Elementary School
                                          Lake Forest North Elem. School             Governors Avenue
3401 Green Street
                                          Room 12                                    Greenwood, DE 19950
Claymont, DE 19703
                                          319 East Main Street                       (302) 349-4539 x 132
(302) 792-3831
                                          Felton, DE 19943                           Mon.-Thurs.          3:45 - 6:15 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs.            4:15 - 7:15 p.m.
                                          (302) 284-5825
                                          Mon.-Thurs.      9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                  DTC OFFICE
   CAPE HENLOPEN CENTER                   Fri.             9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                     Phyllis Handler               Director
Venessa Lassiter
                                                                                     Ann Ciampa                  Secretary
Lewes School (Ninth Grade Campus)                   NEWARK CENTER                    Jean Petrucci               Secretary
Room 112
                                          Wendy Furry                                9 East Loockerman Street
820 Savannah Road
                                          Shue-Medill Middle School                  Suite 2A
Lewes, DE 19958
                                          Room 179                                   Dover, DE 19901
(302) 645-8045
                                          1500 Capitol Trail                         (302) 736-6723
Mon.-Thurs.            2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
                                          Newark, DE 19711                           (800) 282-8770
                                          (302) 454-2171 x115                        (302) 736-6794 FAX
                                          Mon.-Thurs.            3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Sharon Moran/Ann Ciampa
75 Carver Road                                                      A center will be closed
Dover, DE 19904
                                                                if that district is closed due to
(302) 672-1926
                                                                       inclement weather.
Mon.-Thurs.            4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Delaware Teacher Center Marks 30th Anniversary
Kent & Sussex Centers Opened in 1981
                    The Delaware Teacher Center (DTC) began as a vision in the 1970s and was realized in the
                    fall of 1981 with the opening of the Kent-Sussex Teacher Centers at DTCC in Georgetown and
                    at Central Middle School in Dover. From those two original centers the DTC has grown to its
                    current nine locations throughout the state. From twelve initial workshop offerings to dozens
                    in each of three yearly brochures, the Delaware Teacher Center has continued to offer a
  30th Anniversary  wide variety of professional development opportunities for Delaware educators. Over the last
                    30 years the Delaware Legislature, DSEA, Policy Board members, center managers, office
staff, and Delaware teachers have all contributed to the success of the Delaware Teacher Center. Educators and
their students continue to benefit from the existence of this unique state agency.

Brandywine Zoo Programs
Two Zoopendous Events Scheduled
The Brandywine Zoo offers two exciting, fun-filled events for students in grades 1-6 in Spring 2012. Each is only
$2.00 per person and includes zoo admission, program materials, and activities. These events have become ex-
tremely popular so register early to guarantee your spot. For more information email

      Party for the Planet for School Groups!                Endangered Species Day at Brandywine Zoo!
        A Brandywine Zoo Earth Day Celebration                              Friday, May 18, 2012
                 Friday, April 20, 2012                                     10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
                 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.                      Going, going, gone! Learn about the zoo’s endangered
 Learn about our fragile earth and become champions        animal species and find out what you can do to save
 of our wild habitats and the animals that live there.     some of these species from becoming extinct.

The DuPont Story: A Family, A Company
Living History Production: The Greatest (Delaware) Story Ever Told
             No family or company has impacted a state as has the duPont family and the DuPont Company. Found-
             ed in 1802 on the banks of the Brandywine River, the DuPont Story is not merely a history of Dela-
             ware; it is a history of America. Delaware native and playwright Greer Firestone is the author of a
             one hour multi-media interactive Living History Theatrical Production. Pending funding, the production
             and music, chronicling the two hundred plus years of the duPont family and the DuPont Company, plans
             to tour Delaware schools to educate audiences on the evolution of the company from the manufactur-
  E.I duPont
             er of explosives to the manufacturer of consumer products, philanthropy, and stewardship of the
land. All production research was completed at the Hagley Museum and Library, and period graphics from the
Hagley collection will be on screen behind the actors. The story is historically accurate with period costumes, mu-
sic and dance, instrumentation, and authentic dialects.
The production adheres to Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Performing Arts Delaware standards and
would serve as a culminating activity for a unit of instruction on DuPont history.
Pursuant to the final casted production, Firestone has created both a 30 and 60 minute one-man presentation
suitable for individual classes.
For more information, contact Greer Firestone at (302) 494-3133,, BestofBroadwayPro-, or visit the Facebook group.

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Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation Update
DASEF Provides a Variety of Services
              The Delaware AeroSpace Education          ENVIRONMENTAL OUTPOST PROGRAMS
              Foundation (DASEF) vision is driven by    The Outpost demonstrates DASEF’s mission, with
              the belief that “Wisdom Begins with       emphasis on an appreciation and understanding of our
              Wonder.” By linking the classroom ex-     natural world and beyond and the integration of hu-
              perience with real-life experience, it    man ingenuity with the ecosystems of the Earth. It
              is our hope that learning will contrib-   continues to offer exciting and entertaining learning
ute measurably to enriching classrooms and youth.       experiences for teachers and children and their fam-
                                                        ilies in Delaware and neighboring states. Programs
                                                        include school and youth field trips, Destination Ex-
Two educational outdoor exhibits, the one-of-a-kind     plorations, Eyes on the Skies, Family Days, Acade-
Park’s Studio Sculpture and the Scaled Planetary        mies, and birthday parties.
Walk, are completed and available to schools and the
                                                        To participate in these programs, email Lynne Bloom
general public. These educational exhibits are
                                                        at or (302) 659-5003.
DASEF’s celebration of art and science.
Wisdom Begins with Wonder was created by the
Park’s Studio to be an inspiration to all who see it.
The educational exhibit includes the sculptures of
five life-sized children from diverse backgrounds
mounted on a six foot bronze globe depicting the
continents, oceans, and endangered species around
the world. At the outer perimeter of the sidewalk, a
landscape buffer is to be installed to create a sense   ITEC UPDATE
of “space” for the sculpture and reflecting pool.
                                                        The Innovation Technology Exploration Center has
                                                        completed the Phase II exterior and installation of
                                                        144 operational photovoltaic cells. The roof mounted
                                                        solar package provides temporary electrical service
                                                        to the building as construction continues. Further
                                                        extending the green construction initiative, planning
                                                        for ITEC includes the construction of a geothermal
                                                        system for heating and cooling. The proposed system
                                                        should provide all of the heating needs of the facility
                                                        and approximately 75% of its cooling requirements.
DASEF’s Scaled Planetary Walk is complete and
                                                        Potential funding sources for the system are being
ready for all to experience. Each granite representa-
tion of the solar system was lowered by crane and
then secured to the accurately measured and pre-
pared areas of the scaled walk.

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Grand Opera House Offers School Matinee Series
Stage of Discovery
           This is a series of shows designed to entertain and educate! With classic ballet, a holiday favorite, a
           musical history lesson, that magical school bus, and everyone’s favorite BIG dog — this series holds
           something for everyone. Most shows are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. (Pinocchio and MacHomer are at
           9:30 a.m. only.) Each show is approximately 60 minutes long. Tickets are $6.00 each with one free for
every 15 purchased. Curriculum-based study guides, supplemental activities after the show, and free classroom
visits are available. Transportation scholarships are available. For more information visit TheGrandWilming- For reservations contact Briana Feinberg at (302) 658-7897 or

Your journey starts at the Grand!

               Pinocchio: The Making of the Ballet               The Magic School Bus™ LIVE:
               Tuesday, November 1, 2011                         The Climate Challenge
               First State Ballet Theatre                        Tuesday, March 13, 2012
               Grades PreK—5                                     Maximum Entertainment Productions
                                                                 Grades K—3

               ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas                  American Journey: The Story of Sacagawea
               Tuesday, December 13, 2011                        and the Lewis & Clark Expedition

               Theatre IV                                        Thursday, March 29, 2012
               Grades PreK—5                                     Birmingham Children’s Theatre
                                                                 Grades 3—8

               Clifford the Big Red Dog                          Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

               Monday, January 30, 2012                          Friday, April 20, 2012
               Mills Entertainment                               Dallas Children’s Theater

               Grades PreK—2                                     Grades 1—7

               Four Score and Seven Years Ago                    MacHomer
               Thursday, February 9, 2012                        Monday, May 21, 2012
               ArtsPower                                         Rick Miller
               Grades 4—8                                        Grades 6—12

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DuPont Theatre Presents Children’s Series
2011—2012 School Day Matinees

Back by popular demand! Based on the             This musical by local author Jamie Kleman,
award-winning books by illustrator and           follows the journey of Michael McDurth
writer Eric Carle. Featuring The Very Hun-       discovering the things that a kid (and his
gary Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear,        parents) can do to keep Mother Earth from
and Papa Please Get the Moon for Me.             being “quite blue.”
October 25, 2011—Wilmington                      April 26, 2012—Wilmington
Tickets: $7.50, Grades PreK-2                    Tickets: $6.00, Grades K-5

STAR TREK: LIVE                                  ARE YOU MY MOTHER?
Awesome special effects, unrivaled audi-         At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her
ence interaction, and an exploration of real     shell and expects to be greeted by her
space-age technology takes everyone on an        mother’s song. With the help of Dog, Cat,
unforgettable journey through the Star           and Hen, Baby Bird sets out to find Mother
Trek universe.                                   Bird in this musical adventure based on P.D.
October 31, 2011—Wilmington                      Eastman’s picture book.
Tickets: $7.50, Grades 3-8                       May 22, 2012—Wilmington
                                                 Tickets: $6.00, Grades PreK-2
Moving from the city to a new house in the
country can be tough. Luckily, he’s got             Nothing beats the magic of live theatre! Our
Mudge, a great big, canine buddy, with
whom he can share all kinds of adventures!          school performances have been delighting more
November 9 & 10, 2011—Wilmington                    than 40,000 students annually for the past 20
Tickets: $6.00, Grades PreK-3                       years. Teachers can easily coordinate programs
                                                    with standards based curriculum. Study guides,
HARRIET TUBMAN & THE UNDERGROUND RR                 resource materials, and outreach visits to the
The story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of           classroom are available to educators.
her people, is told in a fascinating series of      All performances are at 9:30 a.m. or noon at the
theatrical scenes that uses dance, dialogue,
and music of the period.                            DuPont Theatre in Wilmington and 10:00 a.m. or
January 24, 2012—Wilmington                         noon at Central Middle School in Dover.
January 25, 2012— Dover                             Each show is approximately one hour long.
Tickets: $6.00, Grades 3-8                          Receive one complimentary ticket for every 20
RAMONA QUIMBY                                       For reservations use the online form          at
Hold onto your hats as you follow the latest
breathless adventure of the world’s most
animated elementary school student.                 For more information email the Children’s Series
February 23 & 24, 2012—Wilmington                   staff at
Tickets: $6.00, Grades 1-5

Nate, the great boy detective and his
friend Annie team up to find a missing
March 27, 2012—Wilmington
March 28, 2012—Dover
                                                        SCHOOL GROUPS: RESERVE NOW!
Tickets: $6.00, Grades K-4

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Read Aloud Delaware Plans Conference
26th Annual Conference Launch into Literacy

                Read Aloud Delaware is proud to host children’s book
                author and illustrator Bob Barner as keynote speaker
                at its annual conference on March 10, 2012. Bob
                Barner has written and illustrated over 25 books,
                some of which have been translated into Korean,
                Spanish, and French, and also set to music and made
into short films. He has won many awards, including The Parent’s
Choice Award and The Teacher’s Choice Award. His work has been
chosen several times for the Society of Illustrators Original Art
Exhibition in New York. In 2004 he was honored as a San Francisco
Library Laureate. Some of Bob’s titles include Bears! Bears! Bears!;
Dem Bones; Dinosaur Roar, Butterflies Soar!; and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
Bob also enjoys speaking at schools and libraries around the world.
Registration forms are available by contacting Read Aloud Delaware
at (302) 656—5256 in New Castle County, (302) 674—4423 in Kent                  March 10, 2012
County, (302) 856—2527 in Sussex County, or at
                                                                                  SAVE THE DATE!

Merge Fun with Learning at the Delaware Children’s Museum
Field Trip Options Available
                     What makes a great field trip? What was your favorite field trip when you were a child?
                     What made it memorable? Besides being excited to head out of the classroom, you proba-
                     bly interacted in creative spaces or engaged with unique materials in meaningful, fun ways.
                     Great field trips connect children to learning through authentic experiences that relate to,
                     and expand upon, previous knowledge leading to powerful educational connections.
Why should you bring your students to the Delaware Children’s Museum for a field trip? Merging fun with learn-
ing is what we do best at the DCM. Designed to complement State and Common Core Content Standards, DCM’s
exhibits and programs inspire discovery, learning, and imagination through hands-on play and exploration.
The Delaware Children’s Museum offers two field trip options:
                                              Self-guided Field Trips
During a self-guided field trip to the DCM, children make meaningful connections and discoveries in our interac-
tive exhibition galleries while they informally explore learning concepts in exciting and engaging ways. Students
gain a new perspective and understanding of their potential to learn.
                                               Focused Field Trips
DCM’s focused field trips offer students guided, planned, and standards-based learning experiences using the
DCM's exhibits and resources to strengthen your in-class curriculum. These programs encourage playful learning
through the use of hands-on investigations, open-ended inquiry, and group interaction. A focused field trip to the
DCM is a perfect way to kick off or culminate a themed unit in your classroom. Current offerings include “Taking
Shape,” Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds,” Water Wise,” Money in Motion,” and “Art about the Book”.
Studies confirm that when students play in children’s museums, observable learning takes place. At the DCM, chil-
dren are engaged in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities and experiences that can
spark lifelong learning through play. For more information email

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                                          Delaware Teacher Center Policy Board

     A PPLE S LICES                         APPOQUINIMINK                 FISCAL AGENT
                                                Erin Lyon                  Dr. Tina Huff

  Delaware Teacher Center                    BRANDYWINE                   INDIAN RIVER
    Teachers Helping Teachers
                                              Courtney Fox                Vickie Pendleton
     9 East Loockerman Street              CAESAR RODNEY                  LAKE FOREST
              Suite 2A
      Dover, Delaware 19901                  Cecilia Robinson             Debbie O’Brien
         (302) 736-6723                     CAPE HENLOPEN                    LAUREL
         (800) 282-8770
                                               Andi Lipchak                 Jodi Green
                                                CAPITAL                      MILFORD                         Susan Adams               Jennifer Nichols

                                           CATHOLIC DIOCESE           NEW CASTLE COUNTY
                                            OF WILMINGTON                    VO-TECH
                                             Susan McMullen               Jessica Jackson
                                               CHRISTINA                    POLYTECH
            “If a doctor, lawyer, or          Susan Williams              Sharon Crossen
            dentist had 40 people in
            his office at one time, all        COLONIAL                     RED CLAY
            of whom had different
                                              Rachel Autman                Tina Albanese
needs, and some were causing trou-
ble, and the doctor, lawyer, or den-      DE ASSOC. OF SCHOOL               SEAFORD
tist, without assistance, had to treat
them all with professional excel-          ADMINISTRATORS                   Dara Laws
lence for nine months, then he might          Clarence Davis
have some conception of the class-
room teacher’s job.”                      DE CHARTER SCHOOLS                 SMYRNA
                    Donald. D. Quinn          Sarah Phillips         Lauren Mercer, Chairperson
                                          DE STATE EDUCATION           SUSSEX TECHNICAL
                                             ASSOCIATION                   Renée Parsley
                                           W. Michael Hoffmann
                                          DE STATE UNIVERSITY       UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
                                           Dr. Rayton R. Sianjina        Christine McBride

      DTC OFFICE STAFF                      DE TECHNICAL &              WESLEY COLLEGE
                                          COMMUNITY COLLEGE              Colette Wheatley
Phyllis Handler       Director                 Debra Lloyd

Ann Ciampa            Secretary                  DELMAR             WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY
                                            Shauneen Giudice             Alfred DiEmedio
Jean Petrucci         Secretary
                                          DEPT. OF EDUCATION              WOODBRIDGE
                                              Juley Harper                Debbie Kovalich

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