DLS Science Selected for Effective Teaching Conference

Congratulations to Mr. Jim DeHaan, one of our DLS Science Teachers, who was nominated and accepted to attend the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2) conference in Lansing on Monday, December 7.

The conference is intended to celebrate effective teaching and create a nationwide community of teachers who have strong focus on having a positive impact on teaching and teaching practices.

A member of the DLS faculty since 2013, Mr. DeHaan teaches Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2.. He is also the moderator of the school’s Science Olympiad Team, and initiated an after-school “Film Club.”

Mr. DeHaan said, “The ECET2 conference provides me the opportunity to grow as a teacher outside of the classroom by learning and collaborating with other teachers. Connecting with the larger teaching community keeps my practices on the cutting edge of pedagogical research.”

DLS Principal Patrick Adams said, “Jim is a remarkable young teacher.  In his time at DeLaSalle he has truly held student learning as the focus of his work. Consequently, his students are not only engaged, but they show a desire to learn that goes beyond the classroom.  He is one of the big reasons DeLaSalle is the  premier academic high school in the region.”

Mr. DeHaan attended Eisenhower High School, and is a graduate of Oakland University, where he majored in Physics and Secondary Education.

For more information about the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers, check the national website at http://www.ecet2.org/

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Mr. DeHaan works with some seniors in Physics class.

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