Eye on ECCS is a new weekly feature written by the District 112 communications team spotlighting our 14 school buildings. A different school, a different grade level or subject, will be featured throughout the school year. It will give parents a glimpse into classrooms, showing off the amazing work students and teachers do every single day.
East Union Elementary School
Eastern Carver County Schools students learn at their own pace — it’s part of personalized learning. Students can easily work above grade level in reading and math, and in a few cases some students have gone to a middle school or high school for what they need.
When was the last time you saw students actively hurrying to class, and they weren’t running behind? That was Pioneer Ridge Middle School teacher Mike Powers’ fifth-period class on Tuesday.
The school year is up and running and the energy and enthusiasm is high! Our equity department has been busy in buildings attending various staff meetings, connecting with students and families, partnering with teachers, facilitating student groups, assisting in academic support, and engaging in community activities and partnerships. I am immensely proud of our team and feel honored to work alongside each of them.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. All staff, students and families are encouraged to wear orange on Oct. 19 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion, and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.
STAR, or Steps Toward Adult Responsibility, is an 18-to-21-year-old post high school special education transition program available to students of Eastern Carver County Schools as determined by their Individual Education Plan (IEP) team.
Eye on ECCS heads to Jonathan Elementary to visit the four fifth grade classrooms on the second week of school.
Now that students and their teachers are in week two, with some routines having been established, friendships with new classmates beginning to form, the real fun begins. The work is just beginning to make the 2022-23 school year a true success.
Teachers in Eastern Carver County Schools not only lead instruction but also facilitate learning for each student. They teach by guiding students towards mastery of content and instilling 21st century skills. Students have access to a variety of resources and tools, and teachers connect student learning beyond the classroom.
Engagement with Learning Tools
With teachers as facilitators, students use a variety of educational tools and resources to maximize learning. While technology will never replace the role of the teacher, it will shape the future careers of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond high school, wherever their aspirations take them.
Most living and working environments have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Design of spaces and their furnishings reflect purpose: how we live, how we work, and how we learn. We are redefining learning spaces with a variety of furniture, layouts and technology that facilitate collaboration, creativity, comfort, and safety. They also convey a sense of belonging and purpose. School should be a place where students feel welcomed and empowered to learn.
Learner Voice & Choice
Students have the freedom to design the way they showcase their learning based on individual styles, experiences, passions, and needs. Respected as capable co-designers, learner agency is cultivated throughout all learning experiences. As learners become increasingly self-aware they grow into their own best advocates: showcasing their learning based on their individual styles, experiences, passions, needs, and knowing “what’s next” for their ongoing development.