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STAR 3-to-3rd Project Films

Films about our Unique Curricula for Age 3 through Grade 3

 

Adopting and Adapting: Finding the right approach for the STAR 3-to-3rd Model
This short film illustrates how and why the STAR School 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) project chose to Adopt a Montessori approach and Adapt it for the school and community’s unique educational needs.  This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators.  It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated.  This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

A Focus on Math: High Quality Materials
This short film illustrates the use of guided instruction with high quality Montessori math materials for multi-sensory exploration of math concepts at the STAR School. This is one in a series of three short films demonstrating how and why the STAR School’s 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) project focuses on math. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

A Focus on Math: Áhi’iltaa, Math in Cultural Context
This short film illustrates the use of Dine’ (Navajo) Language and Culture in the math curriculum in the STAR School 3-to-3rd project. This is the second in a series of three short films demonstrating how and why the STAR School’s 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) project focuses on math. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

A Focus on Math: The Math Relationship
This short film illustrates how the STAR School 3-to-3rd Project recognizes the Relationship of Math to the world within their curriculum. This is the third in a series of three short films demonstrating how and why the STAR School’s 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) project focuses on math. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

STAR 3-to-3rd Multilingual Cognition: Sign Language
The STAR School 3-to-3rd Project infuses both American Sign and Navajo Languages throughout the daily curriculum. This short film, part 1 in a 2 part series, looks at the benefits of using American Sign Language with children age 3 to grade 3. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

STAR 3-to-3rd Multilingual Cognition: Navajo Language
The STAR School 3-to-3rd (age 3 to grade 3) Project infuses both American Sign and Navajo Languages throughout the daily curriculum. This short film, part 2 in a 2 part series, looks at the use of Navajo Language within the program. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

Place-Based Education in STAR 3-3rd Model
A short film demonstrating how STAR School utilizes Place-Based Education in the 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) classes. STAR is the 1st all off-grid charter school in the country, and is recipient of the 2012 US Dept. of Ed. Green Ribbon Award. STAR is located on the southwestern edge of the Navajo Nation and serves a majority indigenous population. This film is a production by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators; It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

The Prepared Environment in the STAR 3-to-3rd Model – An Expression of Care
This short film illustrates how a Prepared Environment in the STAR School 3-to-3rd (Age 3 to Grade 3) project is an Expression of Care. This film was written and produced by Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com) made for The STAR School as a part of a free training packet for educators. It is for non-commercial, educational purposes. You are welcome to freely share the above training film for non-commercial, educational purposes; appropriate attribution appreciated. This was made possible by a grant from The Rural School and Community Trust to the STAR School.

 

STAR Peacemaking
A short film in which STAR (Service To All Relations) School Students and Staff Demonstrate how Navajo Peacemaking is Taught and Implemented to Create a Compassionate and Responsive School Environment. Made by STAR School Media 7th / 8th grade students Keanu Jones, Kira Butler, Taylor McCabe, and Kristen Jones under the direction of Rachel Tso (tsoinspired.com). Based on “The Manual for Peacemaking” by Dr. Mark Sorensen and Thomas Walker Jr. This film is an official selection of: The Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, The Red Nation Film Festival in Los Angeles, The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, and shown as a part of the Museum of Northern Arizona Navajo Show.

 

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