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Pre-K student helping to clean up park
  • Learning
Jennette Mullaney
  • Early Learning Center
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • World Course
2018 Day 2 student working at whiteboard
  • Learning
Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher

The “2018” problem is a good example of how problem based learning (PBL) happens in 6th grade math. In a PBL based math classroom, the focus is on unique problems that teach content and skills in a student-centered manner.

  • 6th Grade
  • Math
  • mathematics
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Upper Division
Watch Us Grow
  • Learning
Elizabeth Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher

The Puma and Jaguar kindergarten students know all about growing! Not only are they growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, community members and friends, they are also growing their very own seeds. Recently, they planted lima bean and pinto bean seeds in the Outdoor Classroom.

  • Early Learning Center
  • Kindergarten
What Is Digital Citizenship? Why Is It Important?
  • Learning
Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator

Without knowing the world their future-adults will live in, how can teachers possibly prepare their students to live meaningful and productive lives when they get older?

  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Coding
  • creative computing
  • Digital Literacy
  • Lower Division
  • STEM
What Can You Do with Five Chinese Classes?
  • Learning
Haiwen Lu, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Recently, some upper grades students in the Mandarin Chinese track spent their class period interviewing Chinese-speaking teachers. Each of them interviewed two teachers in the building and asked 15 questions. Remarkably, all these students are taking Chinese level one;  they had only attended five Chinese classes before the interviews! How did they accomplish this? By using Pinyin as the tool for the interviews.

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
The Big App: Here Is New York
  • Learning
Yumi Nakanishi, Technology Integrator

Last spring, the entire 8th grade participated in an interdisciplinary project called the Big App: Here is New York. Through this project, each student created and published an app that highlighted communities in New York City.

  • 8th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Technology
  • Upper Division
Where Are We and How Do We Get There?
  • Learning
Spencer Baron, Upper Division Chinese Teacher

Learning to ask and answer directional questions is viewed by some as the most important skill needed to survive abroad. If you lose your way, you need to understand someone when they give you an answer more complex than a finger pointing in a general direction. If applied in context, learning these skills can prove to be quite fun.

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
Building Dream Classrooms
  • Learning
Laura Montague, 2nd Grade Teacher

This fall, the 2nd graders in the Jellyfish and Manta Ray classes are building the classroom of their dreams.

  • 2nd Grade
  • Design Thinking
  • Lower Division