21st Century Math

Progress-is-impossible-without-changeChange is hard, but necessary.  This year, we have made a significant change in our math curriculum.  I feel it is important to convey the reasons for these changes, especially to parents who may not be aware of all the behind-the-scenes stuff that we in education work through everyday.  Please take a few minutes to view this video explanation of the shift to digital that we have made with math practice.  If you are skeptical about a lack of worksheets coming home or technology in general, I hope it will help you see a little bit more of the picture.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

2014-2015 First Day Video

I’m finally getting around to posting the first day video I made for this school year (yes… I know we’ve already been in session for 7 weeks!)  My hope was that this video would encourage teachers as they head into the new year – showing all the things we’ve accomplished over the last couple of years and giving them a glimpse at how professional development will evolve this year.  Most importantly, the video features our teachers and the students that make it all worthwhile, but you’ll also see glimpses of many of the digital tools we use including:  My Big Campus, ALEKS, IXL, Achieve 3000, BrainPop, BYOC, Symbaloo, VoiceThread, Class DoJo, Skype, and JoinMe.