Teacher Ivy Schmidt with students

LEGO StoryStarters – 2015 OEF Grant

LEGOs, the colorful plastic building bricks that kids assemble into amazing masterpieces, can be found in most homes of elementary-aged children. Now LEGOs are being used in one Okemos classroom to help students create imaginative stories and learn about the writing process through an innovative program called LEGO StoryStarters.Bennett Woods 3rd grade teacher Ivy Schmidt […]

TEacher Dawn Reed and students using alternative seating

Flexible Learning Spaces – 2015 OEF Grant

In the spring of 2015, OHS English teacher Dawn Reed received a grant to create “flexible learning spaces” in her classroom. Her room now offers students three workspace options, each accommodating 4 students per group: traditional individual desks, low round tables, and high-top tables which allow students to either sit on a backless stool or […]