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Teacher Reflections on Implementing Elevate

Elevate helps teachers use a student-centered, data-driven process to create engaging learning conditions in their classrooms. In the videos below, you’ll hear from several teachers who implemented Elevate and experienced measurable impact for their students and themselves.

A. Shannon Feineis, Barrington High School, Barrington, IL

In this video, Shannon Feineis, Barrington High School Physics teacher, explains how she used Elevate data to engage her students in rich discussions about their classroom environment. Shannon implemented students’ suggestions and experienced improved learning conditions and student grades. You can learn more about Shannon’s work by watching her full presentation and reviewing her presentation slides from the 2022 Elevate showcase.


Featured Learning Conditions: Classroom Community, Well Organized Class  

B. Kaity Haley, Thomas Grover Middle School, West Windsor, NJ
In this video, Kaity Haley, Thomas Grover Middle School teacher, explains how she used Elevate to identify equity gaps in students’ experiences, especially around student voice. To address these gaps, Kaity implemented equity-focused discussion protocols that provided various opportunities for students to contribute beyond verbal discussion. You can learn more about Kaity’s work by watching her full presentation from the 2022 Elevate Showcase, reviewing her presentation slides, and accessing a selection of resources that she used in her classroom. 

Featured Learning Condition: Student Voice  

C. Katrice Dixon, Crystal Lake Middle School, Lakeland, FL
In this video, Katrice Dixon, teacher and SEL liaison for Crystal Lake Middle School, shares the importance of student voice and choice and describes how Elevate served as a tool for self-reflection and improvement. You can learn more about Katrice’s work by watching her full presentation and reviewing her presentation slides from the 2022 Elevate Showcase.

Featured Learning Conditions: Student Voice, Teacher Caring  

D. Teachers Talk: Recommendations for Teachers Getting Started with Elevate
In this video, teachers Katrice Dixon, Shannon Feineis, and Kaity Haley share their insights and advice to teachers beginning their improvement journey with Elevate. They touch on vulnerability, messaging to students, and modeling a growth mindset for students. You can learn more about their work by watching their full presentations at the 2022 Elevate Showcase.

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