Keota Board Hears Education Reports

Members of the Keota Athletic Boosters and students worked Saturday, Sept. 7 to paint and prepare the football field for the junior high football game.

Angela Conrad is well-known in the Keota School District and has made her mark on its students. She also made an impression on her state colleagues at the state level. Conrad reported on a presentation made at a national talented and gifted conference this past summer.

Conrad is the district extending learning program instructor and was selected as an educator Ambassador. She spoke at the ITAG conference this summer. Conrad told board members about a project she did with her sixth graders in which they investigated fire. She said, “My middle school students have begged me, ‘Can we please blow something up?’ My answer has been no way. We can’t do anything that involves fire at school.”

However, Conrad did find a way to utilize some fire-forensics STEM activities. And she and her students study fire in the classroom. Her presentation and the information that she prepared for the project is posted on the We Are Teachers web site. It encourages other teachers to incorporate the curriculum so students understand more than just the fire pyramid.

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