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Back in December 2022, the Gower Foundation sent out a Parent Engagement Survey asking for parents to help us determine what topics are important to the Gower community.

We are excited to announce that the survey results led to the launch of The Gladiator Soundboard! This is a four-part podcast series where Superintendent Dr. Simon addresses the community's biggest questions on District 62's approach on holistic education, safety, testing, and communication with key stakeholders. We will be releasing a new episode every month between now and May.

We are proud to launch the first of this series today, with our special guest moderator Ericka Polanco Webb chatting with Dr. Simon on how the holistic educational experience looks like at Gower. Dr. Simon touches upon multiple topics including the Range of Readiness model, teaching to different learning styles/levels, the early childhood preschool program, and academic readiness around school transitions.

EPISODE 1 - THE HOLISTIC EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT GOWER (2/16/2023)

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Simon

Guest Moderator: Ericka Polanco Webb

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EPISODE 2- WHAT DOES MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SAFETY LOOK LIKE AT GOWER? 3/12/2023

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Simon

Guest Moderator: Jen McConahy 

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EPISODE 3- WHAT DOES TESTING, GRADING AND LEARNING LOOK LIKE AT GOWER SCHOOLS? 

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Simon

Gest Moderator: Meredith Mosconi 

 

 

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EPISODE 4- WHAT DOES COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INTEREST GROUPS LOOK LIKE AT GOWER? 

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Simon

Gest Moderator: Bob Jankowski

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BONUS EPISODE- ASK THE SUPT. 

Speaker: Superintendent Dr. Simon

Guest Hosts: Gower Middle School     

 students 

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