This month, we sat down with Maria Ana Rodriguez, a third year Resource Specialist Teacher at KIPP Iluminar Academy, and extraordinary human, to explore her belief in the importance of collaboration in the special education arena.
Topics: KIPP Iluminar Academy, elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, charter schools, sped, special education teacher, occupational therapist, advocacy, IEP, speech pathologist, school counselor, adapted physical education teacher
KIPP SoCal is a proud partner of A to K, an invaluable program that brings published authors to our middle schools, exposing our students to an array of exciting literary adventures. A to K is a partnership between KIPP SoCal and Creating Conversations, which supports KIPP SoCal's efforts to provide our KIPPsters with the world-class education they deserve.
Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, extracurricular activities, extracurricular, music, music teacher, community, classical music, interactive children's books, clarinet, Carolyn Sloan, the Big Lucky Band, jazz, interactive books, trombone, tuba, double bass
At KIPP SoCal, we believe in the power of highly effective teachers and leaders to see, develop and inspire the greatest potential in each KIPPster. Our schools offer a safe, structured and nurturing environment through which our teachers can foster meaningful relationships built on love, empathy, compassion and respect. As we learn from each other and with each other, we establish a culture of trust that helps our KIPPsters develop a lifetime love of learning.
We sat down with Emily Barclay, our amazing music teacher at KIPP Raíces Academy and gained some powerful insight into how our National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School, as a community, nurtures the whole child.
Topics: elementary school, kippsocal, middle school, KIPP Foundation, folklorico, spelling bee, extracurricular activities, extracurricular, KIPP Raíces Academy, love, honor, excellence, integrity, dia de los muertos, dancers giving back, astronomy, science fair
Portrait of a KIPPster is a photoblog of glimpses into the stories and moments that give us pause and purpose.
Holiday break offers the perfect excuse to encourage kids to take a quiet moment with their favorite book. Studies show that the way students fill their time on break has a significant impact on not only their academic growth, but whether they retain the progress they've made in school so far! And so whether your child is an enthusiastic bookworm or a little less than excited about the whole idea, these suggestions are designed to help keep them turning the pages (and maybe even enjoying it!) over the break from school.