December 2019 In this month’s issue: Claire’s Corner Course Spotlight: Are We Rome? Mike Leary, Derryfield School Student Spotlight: Student Spotlight: Roni Wrobleski ’20, Canterbury School Instructor Spotlight: Jocelyn Rodgers, Maret School Student Spotlight: Siyun (Nancy) Wang ’20, The Prairie School Academic Liaison Spotlight: From “What” to “Wow,” Joanne Infantino, Casady School Upcoming Events   

January 7, 2020

November 2019 In this month’s issue: Claire’s Corner: Updates and “Food for Thought” Course Spotlight: Explorations in CS, Page Lennig, Waynflete School Student Spotlight #1: Kellen Hill ’20, University School of Nashville Q&A With the Dean of Instruction: Ben Taylor, Hopkins School Student Spotlight #2: Chela Cunningham ’21, Severn School Upcoming Events

December 5, 2019

We congratulate Alek Ledvina of Indian Springs, who was named one of 10 Finalists in the Stossel in the Classroom essay contest, a project of the non-profit Center for Independent Thought. Alek wrote the essay as part of the MSON course “Advanced Microeconomics,” taught by Julien Meyer at Severn School. Students were asked to write... View Article

May 29, 2019

MSON is thrilled to be offering the following new courses in the 2019-20 school year. They feature an increased focus on interdisciplinary courses and those that take into account students’ local geographies. Check out the full Course Catalog for more information! Explorations in Computer Science: Solving Multidisciplinary Problems with Computational Methods Narratives of Place/The Place... View Article

April 10, 2019

Equipping our high school students with skills in computer science often feels as urgent and important as teaching them to write. Yet many schools, even those with computer science programs, are unsure which courses to teach, which skills to emphasize, and in what sequence. Many struggle to include a diverse cohort of students with varied... View Article

September 18, 2018

In the 2018-19 school year, MSON will offer 34 courses, eight of which are newly developed by talented faculty at our member schools. New courses represent our commitment to high-level coursework for our most advanced students, taking them beyond courses that are traditionally offered. Advanced science and math students may explore Linear Algebra and Quantum... View Article

February 13, 2018

Just call Sally Witwer a rock star. Her computer science teacher already does. The 18-year-old senior will graduate from Canterbury High School with an advanced computer technology certificate. She also recently received recognition from the National Council for Women in Technology, which offers the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. She was named a winner in the Indiana competition and received honorable mention at the national level...

September 5, 2017

Julien Meyer of Severn School, who teaches MSON Advanced Applied Math Through Finance, and Joshua Link, of Maret School, who teaches MSON Multivariable Calculus will be presenting at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference in Washington, DC on April 27, 2018. Their presentation, entitled “Synchronous Online Meetings + Asynchronous Independent Learning =... View Article

September 1, 2017

In October, 2017, check out MSON’s prestation at the Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools. Claire Goldsmith will be co-presenting on “Creating Collaborations for Online and Blended Learning Across Campuses.”  

July 16, 2017

For the fifth year, members of the MSON community convened at Stanford University this June for the program’s Annual Workshop. Over four days, teachers, Academic Liaisons, and Technical Liaisons new to MSON were oriented and trained for the school year ahead, and returning members of the community joined in discussions on improving teaching, revising program... View Article

July 16, 2017