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Parties with a Purpose By Kirsten Sola
At Stone Mountain Elementary in Highlands Ranch, school parties go beyond eating snacks and playing games. Students use  parties as an opportunity to make an impact in their community through Service Learning! For each party, the school partners with a different…
Integrated Units: City of Ember By Kirsten Sola
How can teachers integrate Design Thinking, STEAM, Science, and the 4 Cs into literacy? Lindsey Anderson at Cherokee Trail Elementary designed an integrated unit around The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. She used the book as a jumping off point for an engaging unit…
Youth Farmer's Market
Third grade students at Lone Tree Elementary in Lone Tree saw a problem in their community. In their neighborhood, there isn’t a farmer’s market offering homemade items and local, organic foods. Their solution was to create a youth farmer’s market at their school to…