Collaborating and Problem Solving to Change the World

Happenings - November 2017

Did you know . . .

  • that the signs outside of each classroom contain a quote that the teacher believes is important in life and in learning? Check it out the next time you are at school!
  • we have new picnic tables outside for students to enjoy their outside lunches?
  • 1st through 5th graders can choose whether to eat lunch inside or outside each day?
  • almost 100% of our students had a parent or guardian attend Parent-Teacher Conferences? Thank you for your collaboration and participation!

Personalized Learning

Learners utilize a variety of data, methods, people, time, structures, environments, and tools to best meet their specific needs. Personalized learning facilitates the development of student agency enabling all to get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it without barriers. Strategies used at Chipeta include blended learning, project-based learning, station rotation, and choice embedded throughout the school day.

What does this look like?

Student Agency - Empowering Students to Influence Their Path to Mastery

Students in Mr. Montoya's class use the library to get books to facilitate learning when they need it. They create book lists from Destiny Quest and then visit the library independently when they need a new book. They are not only making choices about their reading, but are learning independence and advocacy.

Chipeta . . .

  • is an inclusive community in which children are nurtured and challenged to become learners now and for the future.
  • where students are self-directed learners collaborating, taking risks, and problem solving to change our world.
  • strives to balance all of the competencies as we set high standards and levels of achievement and growth for all students.