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Elementary School Practices

 
c_o_harrison ES C O Harrison Elementary School, (Cincinnati, OH). In art, students explore cultures and time periods, as they write and talk using art vocabulary. They make connections to art in daily life and develop new ways of expressing themselves and showing creativity. Students work through projects developed in line with Ohio Visual Arts standards, exploring the… Continue Reading Art and Mindfulness

saint_theresa_catholic_school_-_sugar_land Saint Theresa Catholic School, (Sugar Land, Texas). Using the Singapore math method, Saint Teresa Catholic School employs a Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract (CPA) progression in mathematics instruction emphasizing number bonds, bar modeling, and mental math. This progression enables students to master concepts by stages. Beginning in PreK through grade three, the school teaches mathematics in… Continue Reading Using Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract Math Progressions

dows_lane ES Dows Lane Elementary School, (Irvington, NY). At Dows Lane Elementary School, English as a New Language (ENL) students receive services from a certified ENL teacher in an integrated push-in model for students at higher proficiency levels and a stand-alone pull-out model for students at lower proficiency levels. Former English language learners (ELL) continue to receive… Continue Reading Collaboratively Serving New English Learners

aj_whittenberg_elementary_school_of_engineering A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, (Greenville, SC). A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering is the first elementary school in South Carolina to have a school-wide focus on engineering. Teachers address state standards and district curriculum through the unique lens of the engineering design process and engineering units. The engineering design process is a tool… Continue Reading Schoolwide Focus on Engineering

desertaire_elementary_school Desertaire Elementary School, (El Paso, TX). When Desertaire Elementary School received the stay at home order, transitioning to distance learning encompassed many challenges with technology. Desertaire, a culturally diverse Title I school, includes 26% of students English language learners. Many families lacked access to devices and broadband internet; meanwhile, not all teachers were familiar with… Continue Reading Overcoming Transition Challenges to Distance Learning

prairie_creek_elementary_school Prairie Creek Elementary School, (Olathe, KS). In 2019, the Kansas Department of Education designated Prairie Creek Elementary School (PCES) as a Gemini School as part of a Kansas Can School Redesign Project. A school had to redesign around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining… Continue Reading Elementary Career STEAM
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George Hersey George Hersey Robertson School (GHR), (Coventry, CT). GHR prides itself on high student achievement and on fostering student growth emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. To support this work, Coventry Public Schools recently adopted a district-wide Portrait of a Graduate (POG) statement: “Our graduates are empowered learners who have the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind… Continue Reading Developing Portrait of a Graduate Competencies

Principal Phyllis Maestas Ladera Del Norte Elementary School Farmington, New Mexico Overcoming Challenges to Close the Achievement Gap. Like many schools, educators at Ladera Del Norte Elementary school were committed to supporting the success of all students, but they needed to strategically overcome a number of challenges in their mission to close achievement gaps. In this audio profile,… Continue Reading Audio: Overcoming Challenges to Close the Achievement Gap

Lakewood Students Musical Lakewood Elementary School Overland Park, KS Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-based Learning. Educators at Lakewood Elementary School take pride in creating schoolwide, interdisciplinary curriculum that students find exciting and memorable. They ground their strategies in a brain-based approach, meaning that lessons are designed to activate students’ brains, and that educators help children understand how learning… Continue Reading Audio: Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-Based Learning

Hernandez Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama Supporting Highly Mobile Students at a Department of Defense School. Meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of highly mobile students is a challenge faced by many schools and districts. Teachers and school leaders at Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School in Alabama are… Continue Reading Audio: Supporting Highly Mobile Students at a Department of Defense School

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