Lake Oswego grad scores national award

Lake Oswego High School graduate Sarah Segal is the first person to receive the new Robert H. Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice.

The award, to be given annually, is intended for people who have made “an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways,” according to a press release. The award is through a partnership of the Robert H. Jackson Center and National Council for the Social Studies.

Segal, LOHS class of 1994, is a sixth-grade teacher at Hood River Middle School in Hood River. She teaches social studies, language arts, constitutional law and Oregon history. She will be presented with the award at a November ceremony in St. Louis.

Human rights as well as local, national and global issues pervade her curriculum, the press release says. A middle school teacher for the last 10 years, her constitutional law elective students use statistical data to support their research projects and have interviewed politicians such as U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. House Rep. Greg Walden.

Segal earned a bachelor’s in sociology/anthropology at Western State College of Colorado and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Montana.

The Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y., was created in honor of its namesake, who served as a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1941 to 1954, the year he died.

The National Council for the Social Studies is an organization for teachers of subjects including civics, history, law-related education and political science.

Daimler launches education program

Daimler Trucks North America kicked off its Daimler Education in Motion campaign last month, which benefits schools in the Portland metro area and Southwest Washington, including Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools.

The campaign’s two major initiatives are Pathways in Manufacturing and Daimler Educational Outreach Program. The former helps put into effect a training program for high schools planning to pursue a career in manufacturing. The outreach program supports science, technology, engineering and math programs as well as career technical education programs at 34 schools. Each school, including Lakeridge and LOHS, received $7,000.

Lecturer to detail how to keep students curious

A New York Times contributor and senior lecturer at Williams College will be speaking at Marylhurst University today.

Susan Engel will be delivering her lecture, “The Case for Curiosity,” which explores how teachers can develop students’ wonderment and desire to ask questions, a way of sparking and maintaining learning.

Engel will be speaking at 7 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Chapel at Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway. The event and parking are free.

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