Transforming Learning Experiences

Beyond the Chalk was co-founded by two educators who believe in the power of education and the need to continuously provide transformational learning experiences for our teachers and students.

Some of the organizations we work with

  • I attended Beyond the Chalk at the MT August Institute at the U of M this Summer with Dean and Jeff. I was so inspired that I came back and built my professional development plan for my current year teacher contract around some of their ideas. I offered to facilitate a “Tuesday Techies” group to our staff at our Pablo Elementary School. It is based on the “Slamdown” that was done at the closing of the TechKnowledgy workshop. I am out of my comfort zone and league with technology, but I am passionate that we need to be able to connect with our students and families in the manners in which they communicate. Thank you, Shon
  • Beyond the Chalk has been a great resource for our staff and, as a result, our students. Over the course of five months, Jeff and Dean have worked with our staff on three different occasions, each time differentiating hands-on learning experiences for the various skill and experience levels of our staff. From presenting sessions on introductions to iPads and App Stacking to introducing our staff to Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom, Jeff and Dean have provided relevant professional development to meet the needs of all of our teachers, from preschool to 8th grade, from math to art. This professional development has translated into meaningful classroom experiences for our students. Technology is in the hands of students, with knowledgeable teachers leading them to higher levels of authentic engagement, personalized learning, and student achievement. Laurie Barron - Evergreen School Superintendent