Reading Intervention Collaboration
Baltimore Lab School is excited to be collaborating with Dr. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, Dr. Keri Rosch, and Jenny Fotang from the Center for Neurodevelopmental and Imaging Research at Kennedy Krieger Institute in order to participate in a research study aimed at determining the effectiveness of executive functioning and reading fluency training. Students involved will participate in an 8-week computerized intervention program, as well as pre and post-testing to determine the efficacy of the program. The researchers recently toured Baltimore Lab School and helped us to kick off the first day of the study!
Every semester, Baltimore Lab School hosts about 15 - 20 undergraduate and/or graduate students from local colleges and universities. These opportunities have included internships, student teaching, and service-learning projects. During their time here, these undergraduate and graduate students work with a variety of Baltimore Lab School faculty and staff by observing classes, IEP meetings, and related services sessions, co-leading small group activities, if appropriate, and, when approved by their college, even teaching their own lessons. Most recently, we have worked with students from the Loyola University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). For undergraduate students enrolled in the Intro to Special Education course at Loyola, students completed their observation requirements at Baltimore Lab School. Students and college programs interested in partnering at Baltimore Lab School should visit our Employment Page for staff contact information.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS EXPERIENCE MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING
On Friday, February 24th, 2023, Baltimore Lab School welcomed a group of international students, who are enrolled in the International Teaching and Global Leadership Cohort at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and who are pursuing their master's degree in education. During their visit, they learned about our arts-integrated curriculum and multi-sensory teaching methods. After a Q&A session with our Arts team and Education Director, students observed Lower, Middle, and High School classes in action and took a tour of our historic building. Thank you to JHU ITGL students for taking the opportunity to learn about our innovative school community!
Young Playwrights Festival
Baltimore Center Stage (BCS) hosted its 38th Annual Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) during the 2022-2023 school year. Students in grades 1-12 from Maryland were invited to submit original plays based on the theme “the looking glass”.
BLS High School students wrote a winning play for the Baltimore Center Stage Young Playwrights 2023 Festival! Khai, Mel, Caydence, and Justin’s play, Little Gray Pigeon, was one of six plays selected out of the 120 submissions BCS received from around the state of Maryland! On Saturday, May 20th professional BCS actors as well as set, props, lighting, and sound designers produced and performed Little Gray Pigeon for the public at Center Stage’s Head Theater. The 4 playwrights were honored before the performance and had the opportunity to meet the actors who played their characters after the show. We would also like to extend a special shoutout to Baltimore Center Stage Teaching Artist, Susan Stroupe for her amazing instruction and support of our students.
2022 - The Gold is Missing by Ms. Weishaar's Lower School music class; Jack, Xavier, & Sonny