On Monday, January 25, at Chase Collegiate School, Bi-Cultural Day School middle-school teacher John Sakson presented at the annual “Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Teachers Helping Teachers” professional conference. Sakson is the most recent Bi-Cultural teacher to be recognized by his peers for excellence in education with an invitation to present at this prestigious education conference.
Sakson, a middle school social studies and English teacher, presented two of his signature curriculum initiatives specific to growing vocabulary acquisition and successful student-driven dynamic work groups. As a conference presenter, he has joined fellow educators from schools such as Miss Porter's School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Loomis Chaffee School and Greenwich Country Day School, in leading other educators toward higher success, professional collaboration and student achievement and learning.
Prior to Sakson's invitation, middle-school teacher Adrianne Robinson was the most recent Bi-Cultural teacher to receive a similar invitation to present her proprietary fifth grade Virtual Occupation math curriculum to the Association for Middle Level Education Conference in October 2015.