The Student Learning Department exists to improve student learning. To this end, we believe in and are actively chasing the “thinking classroom” for every 27J learning space. The “thinking classroom” is explicit teaching and learning that demands active “thinking” from teachers and students alike. There are three essential elements of the “thinking classroom”... GOAL, EVIDENCE, LEARNING EXPERIENCES.
Goal: The teacher identifies the learning goals through the use of the Common Core and Colorado Academic Standards and shares this goal with students. The goal is for the learner and should extend the learner beyond knowledge acquisition and push students to problem solve, analyze, process, and “think”.
Evidence: Both the teacher and the student pay close attention to the evidence of student learning and progress made toward this learning. The evidence is authentic and should help guide future instruction, support, additional challenge, and real time recovery.
Learning Experience: The teacher creates learning experiences and a learning environment that promotes student interaction, participation, and empowers students to seize control of their own learning. Students learn by doing, struggling, persevering, and self-regulating.
We realize that the “thinking classroom” is not the kind of teaching that we have all experienced as students. It represents a major shift for educators and students alike, yet we know our students deserve to be prepared for the world that they will soon live, work, and lead.
We believe in 27J teachers and leaders. We believe in the potential of all students. We believe that through collaboration, and by actively chasing the “thinking classroom”, we can improve student learning.
Please feel free to contact any of the names listed below with questions, needs, or ways that we can better support the “thinking classroom”.
|Bethany Ager||Instructional Specialist for Early Childhoodfirstname.lastname@example.org||720-685-7619|
|Cindy Ritter||Instructional Specialist for Math and Scienceemail@example.com||303-655-2961|
|Jennifer Kellison||Instructional Specialist for Academic Interventionsfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2838|
|Leslie Vickers||Instructional Specialistemail@example.com||303-655-2812|
|Lucia Gonzales||Instructional Specialist for English Language Learnersfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2825|
|Melissa Fike||Instructional Specialist for Professional Developmentemail@example.com||303-655-2804|
|Sheri Collier||Instructional Specialist for Gifted and Talentedfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2971|
|Susan Herll||Instructional Specialist - Literacyemail@example.com||720-685-7608|
|Alyssa McFarland||Academic Interventionistfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2907|
|Andy Roob||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCemail@example.com||303-655-2812|
|Andrea Barber||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2900|
|Catie Foster||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCemail@example.com||303-655-2900|
|Della Palacios||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2900|
|Jordan Marshall||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCemail@example.com||303-655-2900|
|Joy Casey||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2900|
|Krissy Barragan||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCemail@example.com||303-655-2900|
|Sonia Wheatlake||Instructional Coach TOSA - ESCfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2900|
|Karla Reider||Instructional Specialist for Student Assessments and Dataemail@example.com||303-655-2941|
|Lisa Morris||Instructional Coach - TOSAfirstname.lastname@example.org||303-655-2838|