Khan Academy Teacher Highlighted in the San Jose Mercury News

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If you’re a regular visitor to our blog, you’ve probably read a post or two by Alison Elizondo, a fourth-grade teacher at Burnett Elementary in Milpitas, California. Recently, the San Jose Mercury News highlighted the work Alison is doing to personalize instruction for her students and the recognition her efforts have earned, both in California and internationally. In one month, Alison both received a visit from California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and spoke at the Transformar 2014 conference on education innovation in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Congratulations, Alison, and keep up the excellent work!

You can read the full article here (by Aliyah Mohammed, San Jose Mercury News, Friday, September 12, 2014).

You can also find a case study of Alison’s classroom here in Khan Academy’s Coach and Classroom Resources.

A little healthy competition: Alison’s 4th grade class recently celebrated their first 100,000 energy point earner. Today they celebrated the first student to master over 100 math skills (the Magellan sun badge).  On the KA site, sun badges are described as follows:

Sun badges are epic. Earning them is a true challenge, and they require impressive dedication.

Heather, here’s to you! Congrats on all your hard work - keep it up. 
Alison’s class is loving learning and challenging each other. If yours is too, send us your stories and pictures/videos at implementations at khanacademy dot org. 

A little healthy competition: Alison’s 4th grade class recently celebrated their first 100,000 energy point earner. Today they celebrated the first student to master over 100 math skills (the Magellan sun badge).  On the KA site, sun badges are described as follows:

Sun badges are epic. Earning them is a true challenge, and they require impressive dedication.

Heather, here’s to you! Congrats on all your hard work - keep it up.

Alison’s class is loving learning and challenging each other. If yours is too, send us your stories and pictures/videos at implementations at khanacademy dot org.