Cloverdale Elementary School Principal Susan Schwartz offered the board a glimpse of what the elementary is doing beginning her presentation by explaining that one year ago, she started searching for schools in the state similar in size to CES.She
wanted to know what those schools were doing if their ISTEP scores were higher than Cloverdale's
told the board she
found a couple of elementary schools in Fort Wayne that were similar in size, but had better ISTEP scores. She
immediately contacted the schools, attempting to find out what steps they were taking to get better scores.
One of the schools explained they had hired a consultant to work with teachers on possibilities to make learning more fun.
met the consultant soon after, and got a first-hand look at what steps the schools had taken.
The consultant gave Schwartz several ideas to make learning more fun for the CES students, including using visual aids and games. Schwartz
then handed out a packet that included a game board, similar to bingo.She
also gave each board member bingo chips, before explaining to the board how the game worked.
...CES art teacher Beth Williams followed Schwartz, telling board members of more games that allowed for more fun learning for the elementary students.