Colorado Springs teacher accepts role as U.S. Department of Education fellow
Author: Debbie Kelley, The Gazette - September 26, 2017 - Updated: September 26, 2017
What do Mr. Harris’ students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11 like about their teacher?
“He makes going to school fun,” says 10-year-old Priseis Friend.
“He lets us sit down in a bunch of different places,” says Jiovani Collis. “It helps us learn because we don’t have to stay in one chair.”
Air Force veteran Elmer Harris runs his fifth-grade classroom under a new methodology called Next Generation Learning Challenges, a nontraditional, personalized approach that allows students to use different ways to drive their progress and be in charge of their own learning.