Ms. Marni Zabel

Phone: 328-4124

Email:

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 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

    Empowered
    Learners

    Digital
    Citizens

    Knowledge
    Constructors

    Innovative
    Designers

    Computational
    Thinkers

    Creative
    Communicators

    Global
    Collaborators

     

    ISTE Standards by Grade Level:

    ISTE Standards for:

    1st & 2nd

    3rd

    4th

    5th

    STREAM Design Challenges

    Inquiry Based Research Projects

    Coding