The Day I Wanted to Quit Teaching

We were given the question at an in-service about the day that we wanted to quit teaching. Every teacher has them and we were asked to keep this private and think about how that might also apply to students and how they feel about school. But as with anything we are told to keep private, we immediately started to share with those around us. I listened to teachers talk about the day they were falsely accused of somethings that ranged from inappropriate behavior to a simple statement that misunderstood. Conversations also centered on treatment by fellow staff, administrators, and parents. By far, the most were about treatment by the kids and disrespect for the work we are doing and that we are doing our jobs to help them get ahead in life. I listened to all of my friends around and I did something I normally do not do, and Read More …

Geography – City Planning Project

Students are learning about urbanization and city planning, including how cities impact the environment, and the desirability of various city buildings and open spaces.  Students are also learning about spatial awareness as well as concepts such as infill , urban sprawl, and sustainability.  By creating these models, students can explore many real-world problems such as transportation, waste disposal, energy generation and energy alternatives, and the balance between recreation spaces, commercial districts, and residential zones. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

NHS – Interact Help Clean Up Aurora

The High Line Canal Cleanup is a volunteer event to clear trash from the 11-mile stretch of canal that runs through Aurora. The goal for the day is to reduce the amount of trash from the canal that enters Sand and Toll Gate creeks in Aurora. It is also an opportunity to learn about the problems with littering and the importance of protecting and caring for our waterways by preventing pollution. NHS and the Interact Club helped with this project March 18, 2017

Document Cameras – The Modern Opaque Projector

Mr. Price Owen, who was my History teacher, loved  his opaque projector at Lakewood High School in the 1970’s. I enjoyed when he would put something on there and we would all squint and try to read the information from a book or document. My most vivid memory was that his room was chilly and we all wanted to sit next the the projector for warmth. It wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I realized that the stories he told and the documents he showed us were from his own life and time in the military. I also remember doing a county map of every county in Colorado using a single page from a documents and making it into a poster. These are the memories that students carry with them into the world beyond school.   The new age of opaque projectors is a document camera and a projector. Read More …

RHS Students Present at ISTE 2016

[Show thumbnails] Rangeview students Connor Hannaman, Vincent Morgan, Johnny Zeng, and Dakota Weir presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference in Denver. Connor, Johnny, and Vincent presented a session on CyberPatriot and STEM education and were seen by several thousand participants and were also featured in the Cyber Sentinel, the official newsletter for CyberPatriot. Dakota was featured on a panel on Digital Badging run by the district office of Instructional Technology. Important Links: ISTE Cyber Sentinel – Page 2 Rangeview CyberPatriot APS – Digital Badge Initiative 

STEM Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp – 2016 July 18 – July 22, 2016 Registration Web Site – Click Here Course Descriptions 2016 Brochure Track 1. Clean Energy Technologies (Middle School) Students will explore advanced engineering concepts in alternative energy, focused on the future of solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel cell technology. Students will learn about the engineering and science design challenges faced in bringing alternative energy solutions into everyday use. Students will be challenged in the design, construction and testing of a working hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and charging station that integrates wind and solar energy. Students will experience becoming an engineer and joining an engineering team tasked with tackling significant engineering and systems integration challenges. This integrated STEM program is designed around informative work sessions, hands-on laboratory design-build experiences, challenging classroom experiments, and expert guest speakers. Emphasis of this engineering experience is to demonstrate how math, science, and engineering are used to Read More …

2009 Blog

Final Thanks and Thoughts! July 12, 2009 By: Randy Mills I have had a few days to recover so I thought I might conclude the trip with a few thanks and thoughts. I really would like to thank the parents for their contribution. They have worked tirelessly throughout the year. That includes parents from America and Germany. All have been amazing and we could not have done this without them. The teachers that took care of us in Germany were amazing. They fed us and let us work in their classrooms and allowed the students give presentations in their classes. The relationships that we saw among the teachers of all disciplines were amazing and I really enjoyed sitting in the staff room and talking to teachers. The teachers from Rangeview that allowed students to visit their rooms allowed our students to show the best of Rangeview. Especially those staff members Read More …