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Student engagement and interdisciplinary learning
Moyer said that through student engagement, students' learning is less about what they know and more about what they can do with that knowledge.
York English Department Chairman Kevin Poduska and Social Studies Department Chairman Mike DiNovo spoke about how they collaborated on the celebration of Constitution Day and the First Amendment in an interdisciplinary forum to further enrich the experience for students. In an upcoming activity, sophomore students will synthesize and apply information learned from both social studies and English class activities to a series of issues related to free speech and the limits of government. More interdisciplinary forums and activities are being planned.
Quote of note: "If there's one enemy working against us helping to exact more student growth, it's fragmentation and isolation, and we know that we need to take steps to remedy that, and these are the steps that we're taking to do that," Poduska said.