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CTE students "knock down" a real fire in training

Under the direction of their teacher, Mike Dortenzo, students conducted “live burns” last spring at nearby Westmoreland County Community College’s public safety training facility. That means they got the unique opportunity to enter a burning building wearing 50 pounds of gear and “knock down” a real fire!

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  • Learning Lessons: Mobile Makerspace
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  • Member Benefit Spotlight: New Voluntary Life Insurance Program
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Learning Lessons: Mobile Makerspace

Finding creative new ways to engage kids in learning is one of teaching’s toughest challenges. Making it work for multiple classrooms across an entire school is tougher still. But that’s just what Katie Waddell, a second-grade teacher in the General McLane School District, Erie County, has accomplished with her Schoolwide Mobile Makerspace program.

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