• Teacher Spotlight: Global Day of Play

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 2/15/2019

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Bob Regan

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 2/1/2019

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Intercultural Summit

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 1/24/2019

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Anne Leija & Anne Dewey

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 1/7/2019

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Marcie Kiser

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 12/7/2018

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Libby Brubaker

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 11/16/2018

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  • Teacher Spotlight: 2018 Greco-Roman Olympics

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 11/9/2018

    The spotlight shines this week on a team of teachers who collaborated together to provide a creative and memorable experience for students that they will have for a lifetime.

    The freshman team worked feverishly to put together an opportunity for students to demonstrate the Global Outcomes of communication, collaboration, creativity and problem solving.

    On Friday, November 2nd, freshman students participated in the Greco-Roman Olympic Games. These students had been preparing for this competition since October 4, under the advisement of their teachers. The students studied the mythology, literature, history, and math and science developments of the times throughout their classes.

    As an extension they came together in Bobcat Advisory to create banners, speeches, anthems, costumes, theater performances, and physical obstacle challenges.

    The teachers have integrated skills and knowledge from across the curriculum. In addition, the freshman team has provided grading standards for the Global Outcomes and students received grades for communication and collaboration for their work together within their houses.

    Students were passionate, excited and engaged in the competition, and we just want to give a huge congratulations to House Apollo for their victory! The teachers who have created this incredible Global Outcome Opportunity include Bryan Thomas, Susan Ryder, Dawnmarie Schneider, Joe Gallagher, Sarah Schmidt, Cynda Basch, Claudia Rivas, and Allison Grimes.  Great job to all!

    Greco Roman Olympics

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Pam Frey

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 10/24/2018
    We are turning the spotlight on Pam Frey this week because her students are demonstrating Global Outcome skills frequently.  Students in her classes are analyzing, creating, and solving complex problems within our community.  Through all the different partnerships happening in these classes students are developing strong global awareness and applying many of the science concepts they are learning to their lives.  Mrs. Frey has created opportunities for her students to partner with a variety of different business and organizations to provide these unique experiences for students.  When I think about our vision of providing Excellent Educational Experiences for our students, Experiences are exactly what is happening in this classroom. 
    The different entities that students have partnered with for various projects include the Town of Estes Park Power and Water Departments, Colorado State University, The EP Environmental Center, the EP Medical Center, RMNP, and there are more!

    Students in her STEAM class used the design thinking process to create a video, website, and system for recycling in their school to improve the recycling at the school to help reduce the amount of waste in the recycling bins.  These students have designed this project to enter an Eco Challenge that would receive a grant if they are selected. 
    In another class students are partnering with community members Scott Esser, Taylor Bobowski and Deb Callahan to research and measure nitrates in Fish Creek.  They collaborated together to brainstorm ideas for the project.
    By providing these opportunities and planning high-level questions that lead to critical thinking, she lets students explore and express themselves and their ideas.  Mrs. Frey is like a gardener.  She plants all the seeds with her probing questions, and then stands by and watches the kids create and grow. 
    Thank you for providing all these amazing opportunities for students Mrs. Frey!
    Classroom Visit from Light and Power
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  • Teacher Spotlight: Anastasia Sunday

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 10/16/2018
    Anastasia Sunday
    We are taking a moment to shine the  spotlight on Anastasia Sunday for her implementation of the Global Outcomes specifically communication and critical thinking.  Mrs. Sunday has discussed each of the GO's with her students and the importance of acquiring these skills for their future.  Students understand the GO's and what they mean for their learning.  
    When you step into Mrs. Sunday's classroom you will immediately notice all the visuals around her room.  She has an icon for each Global Outcome which she matches to the content objective so students know exactly what GO they will be working on in class.  In addition, she has an icon for reading, writing, listening, and speaking matched to the language objective for the day so students know how they will be required to demonstrate their understanding. 
    Mrs. Sunday uses these effective SIOP strategies as well as a number of other strategies for scaffolding and differentiating the content so every student can access the content at a high level.  All students, including her most struggling learners, were able to select a map they believe best represents the weather patterns in the place their partner plans to travel, and defend why they picked that particular map.  Students then used that map as an item to place in the backpack they are creating for their partner to equip them to travel to another country.  Learning is relevant, fun, and engaging in 6th grade SS! Thank you Mrs. Sunday!
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  • Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Boyatt

    Posted by Teacher Spotlight on 10/5/2018

    cindy boyatt

    We are taking a moment to shine the spotlight on Cindy Boyatt for her implementation of the Global Outcomes for Compassion and Global Awareness.  Students in Mrs. Boyatt's classroom collaborate with Eagle Rock guest speakers to learn about the importance of service to our community.  Students then created presentations using the Clips app about what community means and why it is important to be involved in our Estes Park community.   Great use of instructional technology which is just one example of how Mrs. Boyatt provides a personalized education for each of her students, meeting their wide range of needs at their individualized level. 
    In addition Mrs. Boyatt and Mrs. Rochambeau collaborate together to teach a literacy class for English language learners.  In this classroom the Global Outcome of Communication was evident as students were writing paragraphs, sharing the details they were adding with their peers, and self-reflecting individually and as a whole class on what they learned.   Students were thoughtfully expressing their ideas in multiple ways!  
    Thank you Mrs. Boyatt and Mrs. Rochambeau!
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