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Kay Tucker talks about World Class Learning at LTE

As some of you may know, over the past year and a half  I have worked with Yong Zhao and a global team of writers to produce three follow-up books to be used as guides to implement his thinking as first presented in World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (Zhao 2012)

I am so excited to say that the first book is now available and the other two will be available in February and March of next year. The specific focus of the three books defines the parts that make up the whole for a model of World Class Learning.

I wrote three of the chapters in the first book and referred to Lone Tree Elementary several times. Teachers at LTE have been working hard to merge the best of Highly Effective Teaching (HET) with many of the ideas presented in these books. Here is the link to a blog I wrote for Corwin Press where I also referred to our work at LTE. Global Stage: The WHERE of World Class Learning

As stated in the blog, this journey greatly increased my personal knowledge of some amazing things happening around the world in education. I think we can all feel great pride in the fact that many amazing things are also happening at Lone Tree Elementary that set us apart as an exceptional school.

Feel free to drop by to discuss what we are doing and how this work ultimately impacts our students.


December 2, 2015 | By kftucker | Category: Lone Tree Elementary School

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STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.


Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.