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Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive…

Virtual Reality Lab Available

VIRTUAL REALITY LAB “VR is perfect for kids who are thriving in the virtual environment. It offers them a way to gain physical presence. They can go for a walk together, visit an art gallery together, go to the movies…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being stale and rote, it’s filled with excitement. That excitement,…

Colorado SKIES Academy Learners Talk about Exploratory SmartLab!

CSA learners interviewed one another for a Creative Learning Systems contest. Hear what they have to say about their hands-on deeper learning experiences in the Exploratory SmartLab!

Upcoming Events

Revised  Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 September  16      Watchdog /PAC Movie Night @ 5:30 pm September 20       Lifetouch picture retake September 24       Weather Balloon Launch at Exploration of Flight September 27        No School…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Social Intelligence

In the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to project-based learning, which produces well-rounded kids, social intelligence is a key component of whole-child development. What do we mean by social intelligence? It’s a person’s ability to interact well with others. It’s often…

Upcoming Events

Revised  Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 September 6         Labor Day No School September  7-10  MAP Testing September  16      Watchdog /PAC Movie Night September 20       Lifetouch picture retake September 24       Weather Balloon…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at Colorado SKIES Academy. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach.  A whole-child mind-set means that we are focused on far more than teaching to tests or holding up…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and a proven…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar September 6: Labor Day No School September 7-10: MAP Testing September 20: Lifetouch Retakes Prospective families, schedule a tour! See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy! Continue reading

Colorado SKIES Academy Learners Talk about Exploratory SmartLab!

Last spring, CSA learners interviewed one another for a Creative Learning Systems contest. Hear what they had to say about their hands-on deeper learning experiences in the Exploratory SmartLab!

Colorado SKIES Academy’s Exploratorium Facilitator Holly Pierce Inspires Learner-Led Projects

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools A couple of years ago, veteran K-8 educator Holly Pierce was thinking about leaving the profession. Fast-forward to today, and not only has Pierce not left teaching, but she has been invigorated…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Colorado SKIES Academy, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Real-World Experiences

Consider this for a moment: What would be an ideal way to learn about flight and all that it involves? Do textbooks, lectures, and maybe a few videos help learners gain a firm grasp and understanding of the concepts?  What…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Partnering with Home and Community

At Colorado SKIES Academy, we don’t believe that education happens solely within the four walls of a school. On the contrary, we believe education that produces well-rounded children is a result of synergy and collaboration between the school, the home,…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar August 16: First Day of School August 16: Picture Day August 17-19: MAP Testing for Grade 6 August 18: Back to School Night August 30: Wingman for a Day September 3: Professional Learning No School September 6: Labor… Continue reading

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