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Arts Integration, Common Core, and Getting the Community Involved

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Getting Clear about Arts Integration When I first started learning about Arts Integration, I was a bit confused. I was asking myself, What’s new about this idea? Teachers integrate the arts all the time, right? I was recalling my own fifth grade book illustrations and treasured […]

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BIZ Girls CEO Accelerator Program…Still Accepting Applicants!

Rockies Venture Club, along with other sponsors, have helped to create a non-profit that has put together a fabulous 1-week business program for young women. The Biz Girls Accelerator Program is committed to empowering young high school age women through entrepreneurship. The program is a week long, during which each of the attendees start and […]

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What to Do When Your Child Talks about Transgender and the Bathroom

Written by Laura Barr, in collaboration with Bethany Todd We have recently talked a lot about creating a culture for inclusion. Recent events and discussions surrounding transgender and bathrooms is no different. So, let’s talk about it. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN your elementary school child tells you that a child is transgender and will be using […]

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Self-Defense Classes for Teen Girls in Denver

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr “Females ages 12 to 24 are at the greatest risk for experiencing rape or sexual assault.  In fact 1 in 4 college women will experience sexual assault in their first year of school.” Department of Justice via Impact   Rather than letting those unsettling statistic scare us, let’s […]

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4 Things I Plan to Do with my Kids this Summer

Written by Bethany Todd, in Collaboration with Laura Barr Preschool is over and before I shed some tears about sending my daughter off to kindergarten this fall, I get the summer. Oh,  sweet summer!  I am already thinking about watermelon on picnic tables, long days at the pool, and summer walks with ice cream cones. […]

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Math Resource: A Student-made Site to Help Struggling Students

Written by Laura Barr, in collaboration with Bethany Todd I am blessed to travel the country to support, facilitate and serve schools who are committed to innovation and 21st century best practice.  In a recent trip to Journeys School in Jackson Hole, WY, I came across Tanner Phillips, a 6th grader who created a website for […]

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How to Re-think Recess so that it’s Accessible To All Students

Written by Laura Barr I love my job! I have spent the last few years traveling the world looking for people on the planet who care deeply about inclusion.  My latest trip had me at Stanford University for the annual Autism Spectrum Disorders conference. One of my new and favorite discoveries was hearing about a program called Remaking […]

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Guiding Principles of Inclusion

Written by Laura Barr Inclusion is a human right We believe that inclusion is a better way of responding to diversity and that inclusion benefits all learners and community stakeholders, not just the excluded. Inclusion means ACCESS and requires intention Inclusion is about intentionally securing a  “place” for those typically marginalized, and providing opportunities for learning experiences […]

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What Exactly is Singapore Math?

Written by Jen Rigsby Ever since Common Core was introduced into American schools, parents have been nearly tearing their hair out trying to teach their children “new math.” The parents that seem to have the most hair loss are the ones trying to explain Singapore Math. If it is often difficult for adults to understand. So, why are we teaching […]

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Science and Engineering Summer Camps in Denver 2016

Written by Laura Barr, in Collaboration with Bethany Todd Enrich your child’s summer with fun and meaningful learning opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Below is a list of science and engineering summer camps in the Denver area. Check them out soon as some are filling up fast. Kent Denver Full STEAM […]

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