Monday, July 28, 2014

Introducing Singa-Blog: an insider view of the AAPS study trip to Singapore

Dear Readers,
Your faithful A2RecDirect Blogger had to take a 2-week break from posting due to my participation in the AAPS Toyota STEAM study trip to Singapore.

In May, I blogged about why I applied to be part of the delegation and what I hoped to get out of it. I was one of three administrators (including the superintendent) and 17 teachers who went on the trip. My goal: learn strategies for offering effective STEAM extracurricular programming to students in our district.

I intended to blog while I was in Singapore, but our packed schedule and sheer exhaustion made it impossible. I took copious notes and pictures every day so now that I'm home, I can share the relevant, interesting and possibly amusing parts of the trip.

Of course, my focus is on applications of learning to Rec & Ed. We visited numerous schools to observe lessons and hear lectures by instructional leaders. I learned a great deal about their philosophy and strategies for co-curricular activities. 

Over the next few weeks, I'll post my key lessons learned that apply to Rec & Ed or the school district. Look for the posts titled "Singa-Blog." 
I call this a crab corn dog.
(However, there was 
no corn in them.)

Singapore Odds and Ends
I'll also share fun facts and things I loved, such as the delicious snack at the right that we were served at two school visits. These baked crab snacks were tiny -- smaller than a mini-muffin -- but packed a delicious crabby punch. The easiest way to eat them was by holding the claws and eating them like a corn dog.

BTW, if anyone knows where I can find these locally, comment below or send me a message. 

Sincerely,

Jenna Bacolor
Your Executive Director of Rec & Ed
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