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Dr. Durbin

  • Dr.  Annette  Durbin,  Ed. D.

    National Board Certified Teacher,

    Middle Childhood/Generalist 


    *Email Dr. Durbin

    *Phone: 907.861.5726


    *Office Hours

    Monday - Friday: 8:45-9:00 & 3:45-4:00

    *Please call or email to schedule an appointment. Thank you!



    Upcoming Class Events


    Check the PPE calendar below for additional information regarding lunches, sports, and club meetings.  



    May 15: Museum of History/Imaginarium field trip

    May 17:  Box tops due

    May 20: Global Market Day

    May 21:  Field Day

    May 225th graders only to Palmer Pool/Park @ 9:15 - 12:45; 4th graders will stay at PPE

    May 22:  Awards assembly @ 2:00

    May 22: School evening BBQ @ 5:30 - 7:30

    May 23: Last Day of school, 4th quarter report cards go home

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    Classroom Communications

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  • Class Schedule

    9:00 - 10:15: Online Learning

    10:15 - 11:00:  Specials

    11:00 - 12:10: Concept Learning

    12:10 - 12:45: Lunch

    12:45 - 1:15: Recess

    1:15 - 1:45: WEIRD

    1:45 - 3:00: Project Time

    3:00 - 3:40: Online Learning

    3:45: Dismissal

    Specials Schedule Rotation

    Day 1: Music

    Day 2: Media

    Day 3: PE


    Hello Pioneer Peak Families!!  I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you this year.  As you are aware, we are a unique class at our school.  So, what makes us unique?  


    • First, we are a mix of 4th and 5th grade students where we learn together; therefore, we are a multiage learning classroom.  
    • Secondly, for half the school day, students engage in personalized learning using an adaptive online learning platform for literacy and math. This means that students are learning at their "achievement level", not necessarily their "grade level".  Personalized student learning is coupled with small group and/or 1:1 direct instruction with Dr. Durbin.  
    • During half the school day, students engage in project based learning with a focus on cross curricular and service learning connections. All learning develops skills in cooperative learning, problem solving, and critical thinking.
    • Finally, students are issued a chromebook that can go home each night; however, students must also bring the chromebook back to school for learning everyday.  


    While our learning may look a little different, students are still held to high academic expectations and must meet or exceed grade level standards. 


    Together in education,


    Dr. Annette Durbin, Ed. D.

    National Board Certified Teacher 



    Alaska Fair  


  • DonorsChoose and Civil Air Patrol STEM project materials

  • Recently, I posted one last DonorsChoose project for this school year. 


    Here is the link to our project.  The learning materials focus on taking student coding skills to the next level with robotics, as well as additional STEM materials and filament to supplement our current learning materials.  I am also working to obtain additional STEM materials via the Civil Air Patrol STEM program. 


    Please share our project with your network and consider contributing if you are able. One never knows who is inspired to contribute funds to support student learning.   


    THANK YOU for your support with our Donors Choose projects. Student learning is inspired when they have learning opportunities that promote creativity. 


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  • Student Online Learning Account Access

    Students use Odysseyware for the online learning platform. Odysseyware is a yearlong learning curriculum that meets the Alaska State Standards. Students work at their own pace; however, students must be up to date on all assignments, according to the due dates listed.  Students are welcome to work ahead of their assignment due dates to advance their learning and skills. However, in order to complete the program on time, any work not completed by the due date becomes homework.


    Parents may also access your student's account.  Please contact Dr. Durbin for access.


    Students, click on this link to access your account.

    Odysseyware Online Learning


    Please read this MSBSD 1:1 Technology Device handbook and let Dr. Durbin know if you have any questions. 

    MSBSD Chromebook Handbook

    Print off (or request a hard copy) of this agreement.  Be sure to review the expectations with your student before signing and returning this form to school. 

    MSBSD Chromebook Agreement

    Once the form is turned in to Dr. Durbin, the chromebook, bag, and charger will be issued to the student to go home.  Remember, Dr. Durbin does not have extra chromebooks IF a chromebook is left at home.


  • This website is maintained by Annette Durbin.

     2004 - 2018



Last Modified on May 11, 2019