Classroom Highlights: A New Series on the Blog

One of my goals for this school year is to highlight work in classrooms and share learning. One of the ways in which I plan to do so is through a new series on the blog. Introducing the “Classroom Highlights” series… I am very excited about blog post #1, COMING SOON! Disclaimer: I could write a post… Continue reading Classroom Highlights: A New Series on the Blog

PBL Workshop Recap

I’ve spent the last three days in The Buck Institute for Education‘s PBL 101 workshop with a large group of elementary teachers, coaches, and administrators from across the district. The primary focus of the professional development was the skills and knowledge required to design, assess, and manage “Gold Standard” Project-Based Learning units (PBLs). Why PBL? We were able to walk away from the… Continue reading PBL Workshop Recap

Flexible Seating

This year in Liberty Public Schools, many students are walking into rooms that look very different than the traditional classroom. Many teachers have embraced flexible seating. Flexible seating provides students an opportunity to choose where they sit, based on where they will learn best, as well as an easy option for rearranging, based on specific… Continue reading Flexible Seating

Four Things We Can Learn From Steph Curry

Whether you follow the NBA or not, there’s a pretty decent chance you’ve heard of Steph Curry. He’s taken over the league, recently being named league MVP for the second straight year. Four things we can learn from him are: 1. Believe, even when others doubt your potential Steph Curry wasn’t recruited by NCAA power conference schools. He ended up at… Continue reading Four Things We Can Learn From Steph Curry

Camp Invention 2016

Camp Invention is coming back to Liberty Public Schools in 2016! Liberty Oaks Elementary is again hosting the one-week summer program that provides STEM activities for elementary students. Last year 84 students enrolled and had a blast! Check out our highlight video from Camp Invention 2015! (Video Source: Danny Todtfeld, Assistant Director) Camp Invention 2016 is July 11-15. Students will: Brainstorm product ideas and… Continue reading Camp Invention 2016