2015-16 Instructional Strategy Team Grant Winners

Implementing the Outdoor Classroom Project Outside Where Learning Happens

Members

Strategy Description

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Coach:
Isabelle Coulter: Hilltop Preschool Program

Team Members:
Kelly Christiansen, El Camino School
Jeanette Hatfield, Discoveries Learning Center and Garden Preschool
Laura Ishikawa, Hilltop Preschool Program
Lisa Ishikawa, Cold Spring School
Kana Thomason, Zaca Center Preschool

We believe that we can meet the educational needs of all students by providing them with rich and engaging outdoor learning experiences and environments. Almost any topic/curriculum/skill that can be taught indoors can also be taught outdoors in natural environments. here.

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Mathematical Literacy and Modeling Strategies for Word and Pattern Problems

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Coach:
Alyssa Prieto, Lompoc High School

Team Members:
Robin Madden, Miguelito School School
Stefanie Poland, Family Partnership Charter School
Kristina Roehrig, Cabrillo High School

Join me in developing close reading practices to help students approach word problems. We will also work through proven strategies, with close reading incorporated, for producing explicit formulas in pattern problems.. More information can be found here.

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Next Level Fluency

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Strategy Description

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Coach:
Jeannine Thomas: Montecito Union School

Team Members:
Lucy Carletonl, Carpinteria High School
Barbara Conway, Franklin Elementary School
Cindy Everman, Monte Vista School
Amanda Furden, Summerland Elementary School
Tamara Montag-Venzor, Santa Barbara Community Academy

Fluency strategy that builds skills from technical aspects of reading to comprehension and critical thinking. Students work in pairs to help each other build fluency by following a system that targets word attack skills, sight word phrase practice, vocabulary, oral and written comprehension as well as critical thinking. here.

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A Night at the Academy Awards

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Strategy Description

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Coach:
Sharon Ybarra, Taylor School

Team Members:
Madeleine Bordofsky, Santa Barbara Community Academy
Kelly Davis, Pioneer Valley High School
Sarah Hebert, El Camino Junior High School
Laurie Woodward, Taylor School

The Academy Awards Night helps to engage students in writing and creating high-quality video reports or documentaries. Students will learn to work collaboratively with other students on a long term project. More information can be found here.

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