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Bear Creek teachers recognized for excellence and to present at Calvin College
Trinity Osborn, Middle School and Upper School fine arts teacher at The Bear Creek School, was nominated by her peers and selected as the recipient of the Washington ART Education Association (WAEA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
This award will be presented to Osborn during the annual WAEA convention's evening dinner and awards ceremony, which will be held on Oct. 26 at Glacier Peak High School. These annual awards are WAEA's way of recognizing outstanding professionalism, service, promotion and support of the visual arts by individual art educators in the state.
In addition, Rob Sorensen, Upper School history teacher, was one of only two high school teachers among college professors presenting a paper recently at the Kuyers Institute at Calvin College. His paper, entitled "Virtues at the Table: Harkness Pedagogy and Christian Education," was very well received by the academic community at Calvin. Sorensen applies the Harkness method as one pedagogical tool in the classroom at Bear Creek, where his students sit at seminar tables instead of traditional desks thereby increasing student engagement.