Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Emphasis in Literacy and a minor in English Adams State College Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Ms. Marni Zabel
Hello! My name is Ms. Marni! I teach STREAM to Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary. I see each student once a week for 45 minutes. We focus on library skills, research, technology, and teamwork with STEM lessons. In addition, I support the teachers at Buena Vista in any technology integration in their classrooms.
I also have the pleasure of running the library at Buena Vista focusing on helping students find just right books and broaden their horizons past legos, starwars, and princesses.
I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from UCCS with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. I was a classroom teacher in a traditional public school for the first 8 years of my teaching career and I am happy to say I feel at home in Montessori! I believe the independence Montessori fosters becomes the building blocks for a successful community.
My husband Phil and I have a wonderful daughter Mabel who started at Buena Vista in the Fall of 2009 as a preschooler. We have two wonderful dogs, Boris and Winston. When not in the library, you can generally find me with my nose in a book, playing make believe with Mabel, or working on a sewing project. We also love traveling and exploring outdoors as a family!
The standards put forward by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) guides all instruction during STREAM time.
"Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process." -ISTE.org
Using the ISTE Standards students learn to be
ISTE Standards by Grade Level:
ISTE Standards for:
Inquiry Based Research Projects