Monday Message - April 25 2022 - Colorado Skies Academy

Monday message 04.25.2022

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Director’s Message

Dear CSA Families,

During the month of May, our learners will be sharing Showcases of Learning. This is a time where your child will present their reflection of their school year. This is crucial to the learning process and a huge component of our culture. Reach out to your learner’s facilitator for designated dates if you would like to attend.

This usually is at the end of the school year, and includes; a reflective presentation by the learners about their school year, challenges, successes, obstacles, and growth. Learner showcases are a key experience that allows learners to be acknowledged by their community, allows the community to witness the achievements of the learners, and ensures that we are building a community of accountability.”

What are Showcase Presentations?
In a nutshell, Showcase Presentations are individual, reflective presentations that ask learners to articulate their learning journey to an audience of their classmates, facilitator, and parents. This looks different in every grade level, but every child is expected to think about what they learned and how they grew as an individual this year. And because we focus on the whole child, parents can expect their child’s presentations to discuss academic, social-emotional, and leadership growth.

Our facilitators will be working with their classes to develop these presentations. They will ask each child to reflect on developmentally appropriate questions and then use the answers as the foundation of each learner’s presentation. Each learner will choose how they wish to present their Showcase so that he or she can truly be creative and express individual style and passion.

What is my role as a parent?
Parents play a major role in this process as well. In addition to helping your learner do some reflection if necessary, parents are invited to come into the classroom and view your child’s presentation. We highly encourage at least one parent or family member to be present during their learner’s Showcase.

Each facilitator will be developing his or her own schedule and will be reaching out to families soon to schedule presentation dates and times for their class. Please stay alert of communication from your learner’s facilitator regarding scheduling Showcase Presentations.

The sky is not the limit when our imaginations are unlimited!

Sincerely,

Anne Wodetzki

CSA School Director

anne.wodetzki@coloradoskiesacademy.org

Cell Phone 219-255-8130

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