Classrooms Without Walls – experiential learning, if you will – brings our students into the community, and brings the community to our students, faculty, and families. Service learning is key to global citizenship; expendable resources enable projects for all learners, regardless of age. Through this initiative, we're bringing presentations to campus, including Jayme Stone's LOMAX project, professional development on Project-Based Learning, and a pivotal talk about the bilingual brain with Harvard expert Dr. Gigi Luk. We are also sending our learners out into the world for opportunities such as the National History Bee championships, increased athletics activities, and on a student art-buying initiative to help develop a mobile gallery via the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
ISDenver’s Pay It Forward Fund has been a perfect example of one big, united family taking care of all its members in a time of need. Because of the amazing generosity of those who could help, more than $100,000 was paid forward, and over 40 students who were at risk of not being able to stay at ISDenver have been able to continue their educations here.
There might not be a better visual for Community Giving than in the realm of technology. Over the past four years, your community giving dollars have supported a wide range of programs that covers all our students, ECE through MYP.
This year and in 2018-19, across all levels of learning, there has been a great deal of professional development being planned and executed for the benefit of teachers, which in turn has directly benefited your child’s classroom.