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Building our students' voices through student-led conferences.

Schools frequently hold space for teachers to communicate to families about students' progress, and this space is frequently called "Parent-Teacher Conferences.
What if parent-teacher conferences were different? Read this article by Krista Gypton, Senior Seminar Teacher at City High School and discover the power of student-led conferences.
Click here and read: The missing person in traditional parent teacher conferences
Project Based Learning Supports Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Clasrooms

Project Based Learning and the Early Childhood Classroom

One reason that some teachers are hesitant to implement project based learning is an assumption that our littlest learners might not be ready to investigate open-ended questions.

However, learning through projects is an outstanding and developmentally appropriate practice to support social, emotional, and academic achievement at any age, including our youngest learners.

Click here to read how a school in Columbus, Indiana supports kindergarten learners in project based learning.

Students learning through art.

Save the Date: Project Based Learning Conference, February 20-22, 2019

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is proud to present a Project Based Learning Conference for educators of all ages of learners at our downtown Professional Learning Program.

Bringing Education and Medicine Together

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Dr. Tim Grivois-Shah will present with Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's annual conference, Empower 19, in Chicago from March 16-18, 2019.  Titled “Evidence Based Supports for Students with ADHD,” Tim and Ravi are presenting on how school leaders can collaborate with clinics effectively to support children with ADHD.

“It’s important to bring together two fields that both take a holistic view of how children learn, grow, and stay healthy,” said Tim.  “Ravi and I hope to start a dialogue with our colleagues in both medicine and education about how we can support the best possible outcomes for children with ADHD.”

Ravi Grivois-Shah is Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine, and is excited to bring a multidisciplinary approach to a conference for physicians.  Ravi says, “Having the opportunity to collaborate with an expert in education and in behavioral supports for children with ADHD adds an important dimension to what participants take away from our presentation.” 

Worm Composting with Frank

From Garbage to Groceries: Hands-on Learning for Teachers that Brings the Farm to the Classroom

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for teachers at Las Milpitas Community Farm on Saturday, December 15th.  
Worm Composting with Frank
Come learn the science of composting and build your own classroom composting bin!  All participants receive one classroom worm bin.  Additional worm bins are available for $19 each.
Register for Hands-on Worm Composting Workshop
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