Campus Teaching Coach- Lopez, Isela
Hi! I'm Isela Parra and I'm the Connections teacher at Cielo Vista Elementary. I have been teaching for 13 years. I taught kindergarten, 5th grade, GT Enrichment for 1st - 3rd, and 4th - 5th grade Connections.
The Connections curriculum integrates the disciplines of Language Arts and Social Studies and allows students to learn across contents. The Cielo Vista Connections students learn to use the elements of depth and complexity throughout the school year. Both 4th and 5th graders have an overarching theme and a sub theme which helps students view history in multiple perspectives. The nature of the program is project-based and encourages students to be self-motivated to become independent learners.