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Sixth grade students at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins leveraged an opportunity at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch (www.sylvandale.com) to roll up their sleeves and make a difference for wildlife. All student action depended on collaboration with mentors and project experts, including wildlife biologists, conservation easement professionals, open space managers, and many more. This video provides a few highlights but only represents about 5% of what really happened between September of 2011 and May of 2012. For more information, visit www.telementor.org, www.prestonmiddleschool.org and www.sylvandale.com.+ More details
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Cameron Shinn is a sixth grade English teacher and chairman of the English department at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. Shinn has participated in the International Telementor Program with four classrooms of students over the past few years. He shares his reflections about how to maximize student engagement through non-scripted authentic work based on the interests of each of his students. He also shares the impact of mentors as they help students develop a myriad of collaboration skills.+ More details
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