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NSTA Fellowship - Caldwell

posted Apr 6, 2014, 10:06 PM by Ran chAcademy   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 10:06 PM ]

Barbara "Jackie" Caldwell chosen for a fellowship with the National Science Teachers Association!

AUSTIN, Texas — January 16, 2014 — The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 
the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science 
teaching and learning for all, in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company; Lockheed 
Martin; the American Honda Foundation; and the Bayer USA Foundation, today announced that 
49 out of the 200 science teachers chosen as Fellows in the 2013-2014 NSTA New Science 
Teacher Academy are from Texas. Selected from more than a thousand applications nationwide, 
the Fellows will participate in a host of science-related activities and professional 
learning opportunities designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher 
confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge. 

Stock Market Game - Haufler

posted Apr 6, 2014, 10:01 PM by Ran chAcademy   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 10:01 PM ]

Congratulations to the Ranch Academy Tyler Campus middle school team on their big win in the Stock Market Game!  Led by math teacher, Mr. Tony Haufler, the team of five 6th and 7th graders worked together to successfully choose and follow a variety of stocks, coming in first place in the region which includes the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  This is Ranch Academy’s third year to participate in this activity.  According to Mr. Haufler, the challenge helps students to combine math, social studies, reading, writing and technology skills in a real-life situation.  His students have been able to discover the importance of investing and other economic issues as they work to build the largest stock portfolio in the region.  And just as exciting, the Ranch Academy’s high school team, comprised of four students, placed fourth in the region.  Mr. Haufler, “I was very reluctant to do this, and decided I would learn right along with the students.  Honestly, I have not regretted it.” 

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