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Summer in Hyde Park, #THV2017

A little taste of day one of this year’s institute, Building Community with Place-Based Learning.

Teaching Tough Topics

Talking about challenging topics is hard. That’s why we call them tough.  We all have different opinions about how, if, and when to handle them.

Shades of History

If you know the city of Newburgh, then you probably know its proud connection to George Washington and the town’s role in the Revolutionary War. It is an incredibly rich history, but is it the whole story?

Budding architects & designers visit Olana

Danielle Salvestrini, a fourth grade teacher at Sheafe Road ES (Wappingers CSD), applied for and received an Explore Award. It helped cover the cost of  taking nearly 100 fourth graders to Olana State Historic Site.  We appreciate Danielle’s efforts, these photos, and her commentary.

Comics are Cool!

Emily Robinson has a unique approach to teaching. As an education assistant at Clermont State Historic Site it’s her job to make history relevant, but how she does that is unlike anything I’ve heard of. She teaches local history through comic book making. That’s right, comic books. Interested? Read more here!

Creating Safe Spaces

THV recently spoke with Christopher Wyble, professional development director at the Hudson Valley chapter of GLSEN. Read and learn more about the work that GLSEN does in the Hudson Valley and how you can help make your schools and sites safer spaces for all students!

Teaching about climate science

In an April letter to members, the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) urged, “Just teach science in your classroom.” Why?

Minnewaska State Park: A Place of Wonder

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a vital space for future generations argues a middle school teacher. “First of all, it is beautiful. I have traveled to many wild parks in America on both coasts and all over the Rocky Mountain region — and Lake Minnewaska and its surrounding land are special. Standing on top of the cliffs….

Fun facts about #THV2017 presenters

As always, THV is blessed with a fascinating group of presenters for our July 25-27 institute, “Building Community with Place-Based Learning.” Andrew Meyer, for instance, shown here with headlamp, is a shoreline conservation specialist with the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. To find out what that means, join us! Read on for more.

Paradise in the Hills

Sometimes, if the weather is just right, if it’s sunny with a slight breeze and there aren’t too many clouds in the sky, you can find my mother sitting on a lawn chair reading. She’ll have her sunglasses on, her legs crossed, and she’ll be reading …

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