Teacher Spotlight: Alex Harris
May 6, 2019
Authentic Learning Experiences
Zero Waste Program & Internship
The club researched and reached out to neighboring organizations and partnered with the Community Garden to develop a plan for composting. The City of Fort Collins is in the process of upscaling their compost equipment to increase the city's composting capacity, and donated two industrial composters to the school to assist the club with the zero waste project.
Next year, the composters will sit outside the new CTE (Career Technical Education) building (read about the new CTE Building here). To make the project sustainable they have created a position for a high school student to oversee the project, turn the compost, and manage the recycling efforts for the school.
Students can apply now for the Zero Waste Intern position, and this student will earn credit and receive a stipend for managing the zero waste program. This club continues to come up with great ideas and this project has raised the global awareness throughout the school on waste and recycling.
Collaborations in the Community
Studying the Elk Herds
He uses military night goggles to observe the herds of elk in hopes to help gather more accurate data on the populations in RMNP. He took students through the process of how do you develop a scientific question, and then develop a way to collect scientific data to answer the question.
Jellyfish Proteins and Insulin
Thank you Mr. Harris!
We thank him for implementing Global Outcomes into the classroom and providing students with authentic learning experiences!