Welcome to Blended Learning!


Dr. Durbin

  • Dr.  Annette  Durbin,  NBCT


    *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.  


    March 1: UAA Career Day panel guests

    March 1:  Box tops due

    March 5: Jump Rope for Heart assembly

    March 5: PTA meeting @ 4:00

    March 5:  School Board meeting @ 6:00

    March 7:  Tech Expo field trip/presentations

    March 8:  Quarter 3 ends

    March 8:  Yearbook orders due

    March 11 - 15: Spring Break

    March 18: No School: Work Day

    March 19 - 22: Mystery Festival week

    March 20: Kids Don't Float assembly

    March 20: School Board meeting @ 6:00

    March 21: Spring pictures

    March 22: 3-5 student store

    March 22: 3-5 Movie Club @ 4:00 - 5:50

    March 22: 3rd quarter report cards go home.

    March 26: Science Fair projects due on FlipGrid

    March 28: Science Fair projects due in class

    March 28: PPE Science Fair 6:00 - 7:30

    April 2 - 5: PEAKS

    April 3: School Board meeting @ 6:00

    April 5: UAA field trip to Mat Su College

    April 10:  PTA meeting @ 4:00

    April 12:  Family Movie Night @ 6:00 - 8:30

    April 16:  Talent Show Tryouts

    April 17:  School Board meeting @ 6:00

    April 18:  Band/Choir concert @ 7:00

    April 19:  3-5 Student Store

    April 19:  Family BINGO night@ 6:00 - 8:00

    April 24:  Talent Show @ 2:00 and 7:00

    April 27:  PPE Garage Sale @ 9:00 - 4:00

    May 1:     School Board meeting @ 6:00

    May 8:     PTA meeting @ 4:00

    May 10:   No School - Inservice

    May 15: Museum of History/Imaginarium field trip

    May 17:  Box tops due

    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

  • The students have been learning and creating with our STEM DonorsChoose projects this year!  Thank you for your financial and sharing support.


    Through DonorsChoose, our students have been able to obtain a variety of STEM related items, a 3D printer (and have learned how to design using Tinkercad), lots of filament, 3Doodle pens with filament and building accessories, and art materials. 


    Additionally, through the Civil Air Patrol STEM program, students have obtained 2 Spheros to use for learning in the classroom.



    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 February 26, 2019