April Featured Teacher - Danita Byrd

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April 7, 2021

Danita teaches 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in the Detroit Public Schools Community District and this is her third year with the Multiple Literacies project.​​​​​​

“One of my favorite ML-PBL units is the 5th-grade Chemistry of Taste because this unit is great for engaging students in discourse. Who doesn't like eating and discussing great-tasting foods? My students created, collaborated, and presented their models and discussed their understanding of the science of taste. Students connected their experiences and their investigations as I facilitated class discussions related to the chemistry concepts. What I truly enjoy the most are the students' “Aha” moments when they make connections from their experiences to the science concepts, and they are able to share it with their classmates who in turn make learning connections.”


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