This article originally appeared in the summer 2015 Harker Quarterly.
Susan Smith, Harker’s library director, participated in the California Conference on Library Instruction in April. She and a colleague gave a talk titled “Step Over the Threshold with Us,” addressing six anchoring threshold concepts that frame an academic re- search process. One of those concepts, “Scholarship is a Conversation,” was the crux of their talk. It involves mas- tering disciplinary ways of thinking and communicating including using nuances in syntax, specialized vocabu- lary and subject-appropriate evidence to convey ideas in an appropriate me- dium or genre, shaped for a particular audience and context. Read more here: http://www.cclibinstruction.org/ ccli-2015-speakers-sessions-breakout- session-speakerstopics/
Diane Main, upper school director of learning, innovation and design, received the Gold Disk award from CUE (formerly known as Computer Users in Education). The Gold Disk is CUE’s oldest recognition program. Since 1983, honorees have been recognized for their contributions to CUE and to technology in education. Gold Disks celebrate member contributions of time and talent to CUE, both of which Main has contributed to for two decades! On another note, Main hit the national radar as one of 50 educators to follow on Twitter! Read more here: http://blog.enotes.com/2015/03/25/ teachers-who-tweet-50-educators- you-should-follow/
K-12 visual art department chair Jaap Bongers was one of five featured artists at Artik Art & Architecture’s 20th annual open house. The May show, held at Artik’s offices/art studio in San Jose, is billed as part hoedown and part gallery show. This year, more than 100 pieces were on display from about 90 Bay Area artists.