Networked cohorts inspire, support new models for schooling

When you picture team teaching, do you see six adults — three certified teachers, one teacher candidate and one instructional assistant — plus additional support from a special education team supporting a group of 60 or 70 multi-age learners? That’s the case at The...

Team-teaching during a pandemic: A Q&A with two MLFTC residents

Maggie Trupkiewicz and Dalia Uriostegui are two of the 1,281 educators who graduated this week from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Trupkiewicz is from Fort Collins, Colorado. Uriostegui was born in California but raised in Arizona. Both...

SPARK flies

On Sept. 9, students and representatives of the Kyrene School District in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona; and Carole Basile, dean of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, officially cut the ribbon to dedicate SPARK School. SPARK is the result of...

Improving education from the ground up

This fall, nearly 100 third and fourth grade students in the Kyrene School District in Phoenix, Arizona, will experience the start of a school year different from any other. They will be the first student body of a new program that combines their two grade levels in...

Q-and-A with the T-E-D

After a two-year design collaboration between Phoenix’s Kyrene School District and ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, a new Kyrene program will open this fall in Kyrene de las Manitas Elementary. Nearly 100 students will be met by six instructors — three lead...

Making personalized learning benefit students and teachers

When Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, started the Rhodes to Success pilot program, it sought to improve the education experience for all students — and teachers, too. The approach delivers personalized learning through teams of teachers that include over 20...