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Ms. Geissler's Classroom

Greetings and welcome to my class page!
 
A little about me: This is my third year teaching at Summit Academy and I could not ask for a better school to be teaching at. In 2009, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in G.I.S., Geography Global Insights, and Sociology. After college, I served as a State and National AmeriCorps member at Denver Public Schools and then worked as Education Director and Summer Literacy Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with my Post-BA certificate in Social Studies Secondary Education. In addition to teaching a mixture of social studies and computer technology courses, I am the Model United Nations (MUN) advisor. When I'm not in the classroom, I am traveling in and out of the country, visiting national parks, camping, gardening, and hiking with my dog. I am looking forward to another great academic year here at Summit Academy! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.


2016 - 2017 Class Schedule
A1: US History
A2: Study Skills
A3: Computer Technology, IT, and Coding
A4: Prep

B5: US History
B6: US History
B7: Computer Technology, IT, and Coding
B8: US History
 
Note to Parents and Students: This year, I will be implementing a new learning method in my classroom routine called the Flipped Classroom Model. A Flipped Classroom is a technique used in high schools and college campuses across the United States. Essentially, the traditional classroom model will be flipped, and you will be asked to take notes, ask questions, and engage with the lectures at your own pace by listening to pre-recorded audio and visual lectures and readings outside of class. During class time, you will be examining the lecture through socratic seminars, class discussions, activities, projects, and writing assignments to enhance your overall knowledge of the content. This will also create an archive of past lectures for you to return to while you are studying for your final assessments, which should help support you during finals week. Iā€™m looking forward to helping you grow academically throughout the semester.
 
Additional information in regards to the Flipped Classroom Model can be found at these links: 
 
The lectures, readings, and video archives will be posted bi-weekly on this website under each class tab. The will remain there for the rest of the school year for the students to access and use.