Classroom furniture has often been an afterthought in many schools, but furniture can and does have a significant impact at all levels.
Parent nights traditionally formatted with sit and get informational sessions. See how Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton re-imagined their 5th grade parent night to build relationships and community with incoming parents.
What happens when students integrate nuanced real world issues like racial profiling and climate change with coding in a humanities class? Read what is happening at Five Oaks Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon.
Traditional forms of communication don't reach all parents, and a school's ability to adapt is crucial to engaging parents in their child's education.
How do you get 100 students engaged, creating and problem-solving around a central theme? Why a make-a-thon of course!
In Beaverton, all of our schools are working hard on a site specific digital citizenship plan that is tied to larger district goals.
I think most of us in education are aware of, or have at least heard about, the Maker Movement. A Maker is defined in many ways by many people, but perhaps Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame summed up the maker mentality as good as anyone when he wrote:
Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.
And Robin Moore, an expert in the design of play and learning environments, notes that:
I'm Interested In...
These blog posts will be compiled by the team to show our current interests, and what we are doing around the district!