A Culture of Collaboration – MACUL 2015

It’s been about a week and a half since the MACUL Conference in Detroit, and I finally feel like I have recovered enough and organized my thoughts around my experiences. This was my fifth MACUL conference, and I would say it was my best conference as well....

Teaching and Embracing Failure

I’m still on a high from the most recent MACUL Conference in Detroit last week – blog post coming soon. There were so many inspiring, energetic, compassionate, and passionate educators discussing a variety of ideas. I’m still trying to focus and...

We’re Being Invaded!!

Last week, one of the schools I work with put on an Invasive Species Conference. The conference was the culmination of a 6 week long PBL the 4th grade students were working on. Fourth graders have been studying about ecosystems and focused on invasive species in...

STEM Successes

After our first successful Mystery Skype, we decided to try to connect again before the holiday break. This time, the focus was on each of our schools and what makes them unique. Fairview Elementary is a STEM school, and currently the students have been working...

Moon Colony

If you could create a colony on the moon, what would be on it? What would it look like? These are the questions 4th grade students were asked at Mt. Hope STEAM school. Students drew pictures of their moon colonies, then took those photos and made 3 Dimensional...