We have this TrepStudio website not for the traditional reasons a class might have a website. Usually classroom websites are used for repositories of information about assignments, upcoming events, or class trips. This isn’t one of those websites.
This web site is more of an (ad)venture web site. We wanted to set up a site where we could showcase student work as a working TrepStudio venture…as if we were a company showcasing its products. In this case, our products are what our students, and sometimes John and Regan, produce. So, while you might see some great work from our team being put up here, you are not going to see grades or assignments being generated by teachers and pushed out to be consumed by students (that is what our Schoology site is for). What you will see here is a site full of great ideas, some not completely formed, some that students might be getting ready to give up, some that students are really excited about.
We have made an attempt to link student individual pages to this site in case students have more individual passions that they might want to explore outside of the confines (as loose as they may be) of TrepStudio. We hope our dear readers will take the time to explore these portfolios.
And this brings us to the purpose of this blog within this site...
We don’t really know where this blog will go—and we like that actually. Initially we would like to use this blog to discuss things that we (Regan and John) are passionate about working on in TrepStudio, so the blog might start out with a slant towards how we, as teacher/mentors/co-collaborators are working within our TrepStudio space.
But, and this is a big but, we don’t really know where we are going to go with this blog. We are open to publishing submissions from the entire sphere of Riverpoint Academy—teachers, parents, students, and community members. We are also open to publishing a variety of forms here. Have some poetry? Send it our way. Have a short video? Go ahead and send us an email. We want this to be a lively and fairly open space to talk about TrepStudio, but we also want to honor ideas that might seem to be only peripherally attached to TrepStudio. So, please, send us your stuff.
We look forward to hearing from you.
John and Regan