Learning Targets

A clear focus for a lesson with high expectations for student learning is a promising teaching strategy that both John Hattie and Robert Marzano agree has high impact on student learning. Stop, take a deep breath, and look at the learning target in your classroom right now. Ask yourself these questions: Do I have aContinue reading “Learning Targets”

New Podcast: Zero Waste Interns

The Vision Mr. Harris, EPHS science teacher, had a vision to provide an experience for students beyond the classroom walls that would allow students to apply Global Outcome competencies, get real work experience, and apply their knowledge of environmental science. Visionary teachers like Mr. Harris in our school district are changing the way that weContinue reading “New Podcast: Zero Waste Interns”

A Culture of Learning

Commitment to Lifelong Learning Continued learning has always been important in our profession, and in every profession, but progressively more in education recently. The rapid growth of the information technology industry as well as the change from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy has caused rapid change and transformation from what we understood asContinue reading “A Culture of Learning”

New Podcast: Passionate Goal Writing

This latest episode offers 5 tips for putting passion into your goal writing. Inspired by chapter 8 of Dan and Chip Heath’s book The Power of Moments, I offer some suggestions to educators how these ideas can be applied to goals that improve student achievement. Tip #1 Make sure it is something you are passionateContinue reading “New Podcast: Passionate Goal Writing”

Welcome to EPSD PD Podcast Blog

Welcome to the blog for EPSD PD Podcast. Find links from episodes here. We hope to enlighten, inspire, and spark conversations about teaching and learning in our Estes Park school community. Why? To personalize your professional learning To celebrate excellent educational experiences To bring creativity and innovation to our profession Catch the links to theContinue reading “Welcome to EPSD PD Podcast Blog”