What is “Authentic Learning” Anyway??

Atwater Elementary School Principal Nate Schultz

If you’ve been in Shorewood for even a short amount of time, you’ve likely heard something about Authentic Learning. Its prevalence and importance in our district is something unique. This October we enjoyed sitting down with Nate Schultz, new principal at Atwater Elementary and previous Authentic Learning Coordinator for Shorewood School District, to learn more …

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The Man in the Yellow Hat

The Man in the Yellow Hat looks out over the lakefront with his friend Curious George.

If you were walking the streets of Shorewood this fall and thought you imagined seeing Curious George prancing around with the Man in the Yellow Hat, no, your eyes did not deceive you. That was Thomas Dittl, a 1st grade teacher at Atwater Elementary, finding a creative way to engage with his students. “Two weeks …

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