Superintendent Dr. Mark Daniel Speaks at North American Feuerstein Conference

Record Number: 19512
Displayed from: Sep 07, 2022 , until: Nov 07, 2022
Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Daniel will speak Thursday, Sept. 8, at the North American Feuerstein Conference, sponsored by the MindCAP Center, the Feuerstein Institute and PC Help. As the featured guest speaker, Dr. Daniel will discuss Fort Wayne Community Schools’ interest in and use of the Feuerstein Method, an educational technique aimed at improving and individual’s learning and critical thinking skills. The method was developed by Professor Reuven Feuerstein, founder of the Feuerstein Institute in Jerusalem. His son, Rabbi Dr. Rafi Feuerstein is also attending this week’s conference in Fort Wayne. FWCS is currently working with the MindCAP Center, which is based in Fort Wayne, on a project at Kekionga Middle School. There, 25 students are participating in the Feuerstein Dynamic Assessment. They are first American students to participate in this assessment, which will provide students, their parents and their teachers an understanding of how each student learns, particularly in the areas of abstract thinking, memorization, spatial orientation and mathematical thinking. The emphasis of the exam is what the students can learn to do, not on what they don’t know. Learn more at www.icelp.info and https://mind-cap.org.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.