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Sustainable learning brings back the ‘fire’ in instruction

As we have discussed in previous weeks, learning environments that provide voice and choice to students and encourage them to strive for higher-levels of thinking like invention are incredibly beneficial to students – both in terms of their engagement and how long knowledge sticks with them.

Teachers tell us that these sustainable learning strategies have been a game changer for them too, because it allows them to really differentiate learning for each student, allowing them to know and understand students better than ever before.

These strategies fit perfectly with Douglas County School District’s Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, which provides teachers with the flexibility needed as they change their craft to better meet the needs of students.

 

Watch: These second-year Rock Canyon biotech students are real researchers

Watch: Teachers talk about their experience of changing instructional models

 

 

Watch: Students and teachers talk about learning in the traditional setting versus modernized learning in Douglas County

 

 

Watch: Teachers talk about being able to take risks and try new things

 

 

May 5, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: World Class Education

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.