July 18th, 2017
Parents, Guardians and Students of this year's Soundings class, Soundings XVIII, we hope that you have been enjoying your, respective, summer vacations. It has been about a month since school let out, and the new school year is just over a month away.
This website will be updated throughout the next 6 weeks with information for the upcoming school year. Periodically checking in is highly encouraged.
Incoming Soundings students, we hope that you have been working on your summer reading and validations. Please check the tabs/links on the left side of the website for specific information regarding the number of books you are to read and methods for validating those books. Ultimately, you are responsible for reading The Giver and one other book of your choice. You may read a total of five books, this summer, which will count for your validation goal for the coming year.
An Integrated Learning Program for 8th Graders
Radnor Middle School
150 Louella Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
610-386-6300 ext: 7310
Please feel free to email Mr. Springer with questions regarding the development and/or implementation of this unique program! In addition, please check out the Integrated Links tab to the left of this page for written resources about Soundings, as well as more information and links regarding student-centered learning.
Currently implemented by
Dave Mercurio and Kyle Yeiter
When appropriate, please email both of us, as it makes communication more efficient. Thank you!
SOUNDINGS challenges eighth graders to explore student-selected themes that merge their adolescent concerns with global issues.
It works something like this: following a process of asking, analyzing, and grouping lots of questions, the class works together to decide which questions they most want to study. These then become our themes for the year. For each theme selected, students learn to set goals and objectives, develop and initiate plans to achieve those aims, present their results, and assess their performance.
As they experience this process with its emphasis on both quality performance and higher order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and assessment, students master essential skills and concepts from all academic disciplines and apply them to real world issues.
This website serves as a resource for current Soundings students and their families, as well as people interested in learning more about what we do. We encourage students and their parents/guardians to access this website often, using the calendar, list of ongoing responsibilities, schedules of due dates, daily log questions, weekly quotations, self assessments, and tabs for other major assignments, to complete and manage your work.
Whether a current student, parent/guardian, or an educator interested in this type of learning, please feel free to email us with questions or concerns!
When appropriate, please email both of us, as it makes communication more efficient and allows us to respond in a more timely fashion.
Dave Mercurio and Kyle Yeiter