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PC: Heidi Eastman
Tasked with recording snippets of Heidi O’Donnell Eastman’s school year was not an easy feat. Sure, there were the picture-worthy days when students were engaged in hands-on learning and the ubiquitous presentations of learning. But there was so much more. As a large part of my senior internship I have had the opportunity to take one of Mrs. Eastman’s classes, participate in the myriad of field studies, drink Scottish Tea and enjoy many oh-so-lovely Scottish sweets,and meet her colleagues from around the world who visited us in New Bedford. There was so much more. You get the picture. So how does one begin? At the beginning, of course! The following video was made over multiple weeks., enjoy!
On Saturday April 27th, Global Learning Charter Public School hosted their yearly “Global Gala”. This event is to raise money for the 2019 senior class to help support the future funding for education. Many different members of the community came to this event supporting GLCPS. During the gala different raffles and auctions took place to raise money for the seniors and students taking trips to Scotland. During the Gala two women from the University of Glasgow came to talk with different community members and support their program.
On April 25th Heidi Eastman hosted a tea for the five students going to University of Glasgow, in Scotland for their summer STEM program. Two representatives from Scotland were there along with staff from Global Learning Charter Public School.
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A podcast called “Wise Women Speak” hosted by Linda Pitcher, where women share out on how they’ve used their wisdom throughout their lives. Mrs. Heidi O’Donnell Eastman was given the chance to talk with Linda Pitcher.
Rhode Island School of Design is a prestigious fine arts and design school located in Providence, Rhode Island. The school also has a museum with numerous paintings, sculptures, and textile displays from famous artists as well as students. RISD is a very open space for students, they have a wide variety of majors to choose from and even hold classes in some parts of the museum so the students can draw inspiration. It truly is an excellent choice for students looking to major in design, and our trip there may have lit the fire of motivation under our students