During the fourth phase of School Startup, the
Teacher-Founders roll up their sleeves and try
out their ideas. They reflect, and try again, and
again, and again.
Students in Lauren's class survey the land surrounding the school in order to understand how the environment impacts them and how they, in turn, impact the environment.
Trimester 1 included hands-on, engaging lessons for students. Now, during Trimester 2, those lessons continue with a digital component and are integrated into 3 main thematic units that lead to student presentations to a panel of local experts.
During the third phase of School Startup, the
Teacher-Founders dig down into their Take-Aways
from the Discover phase and create challenge
questions that will drive their project direction
and begin to brainstorm ideas for
During the second phase of School Startup, the
Teacher-Founders shadow and interview students
to better understand their visions from the student perspective.
During the first phase of School Startup, the
Teacher-Founders consider possibilities for approaching deeper learning in their classroom by rethinking their
practice and reimagining a new future vision
for their work.
Check out this video of Lauren discussing her Core Why for teaching her content and her Vision for her project this year.
I am a Louisville born field biologist and ornithologist turned high school science teacher.
When studying at the University of Oklahoma to get my Masters in Zoology, I worked as a Teaching Assistant and Instructor for several zoology laboratory-based courses. Although I had strong aspirations to work for the National Park Service as a park naturalist, I found that as I graduated I wanted to continue teaching. My passion for sharing the wonders of science to others led me to teaching at the middle and high school level. At Fern Creek High School, I teach Anatomy & Physiology and Environmental Science. My goal is to light the passion for science in students who may not have realized they like science at all, while making students more scientifically and environmentally literate citizens.
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