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April 6, 2018

Featured Speakers: Franzi Kuster and Brian Sachs, 5th grade teachers, Cherry Creek Schools, Colorado

Topic: How to use flexible seating, co-teaching, and project based learning to make your teaching both more effective and less effort.

As promised, for your inspiration, here is a PBL Franzi looked at, and the modifications she made to use in her class. Please be aware that these are only examples and possibilities to spark your own thinking. These are not for use or sale, as other people hold the copyrights on them, and we certainly do not want to infringe on anyone’s rights.

Here’s the original PBL: 

Here’s Franzi’s thoughts on it: 

Thank you to Franzi for sharing this all with us!


Friday, October 5, 2018 4-5 PM (Mountain time)

Featured Speakers: Mindy Groves and Tiffany Hengel, 5th grade teachers, Cherry Creek Schools, Colorado

Topic: Culturally Relevant and Innovative Education

The diversity rate is growing in Colorado at an exponential rate, however the rate of diversity in the teacher workforce is not.  We are here to share the journey we have taken as educators toward creating a classroom environment where culturally relevant pedagogy and innovation both thrive.  As teammates, we come from different backgrounds, approaches, and individual bias, however our goal of inclusive excellence is the same.  We’ll be reflecting on what has allowed us to challenge our own beliefs and assumptions, seek to better understand the cultural identity of our students, and foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity.

Here’s the video:

 

Here are the resources Mindy mentions:

Crawling Out of the Classroom – lesson plans

Kagan Learning Structures

Newsela

Truth for Teachers Podcast

Courageous Conversations

Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Bringing to Life Culturally Relevant Education

Edutopia

Genius Hour