Shannon Nicholas

Manufacturing Relevance and Real-World Skills in Peyton, Colorado

It may seem like an unlikely location for an innovative, career and technical education (CTE) model, but a formerly abandoned middle school building in rural Peyton, Colorado, is now teeming with life, thanks to the efforts of a small group

Boomtown creators Nick Titus and Sam Everett of Centaurus High School. Photo Source: Boulder Daily Camera
Shannon Nicholas

How a Science Project Becomes a Company

Do you remember what you were doing at the age of 17? If you’re like most of us, your days were probably filled with going to school, completing homework, participating in sports or clubs, and hanging out with friends.

Sean Wyrbrant. a Career and Technical Education teacher at William J. Palmer High School, in Colorado Springs District 11. Source: Colorado Department of Education
Shannon Nicholas

Colorado’s Teacher of the Year Creates Relevant Learning for All

In one of Sean Wybrant’s classrooms in Colorado Springs, students are working in teams to create educational games for younger students in the district. In another class, students are crafting business proposals for school improvement projects to be reviewed by l faculty. With his commitment to providing students with real world experiences – in addition to his sheer dedication and passion for teaching – it is easy to see why Wybrant was recently named the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.