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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.  


    • December 7:  PTA Holiday BINGO @ 6:00- 8:00
    • December 11 - 13: Winter MAP 
    • December 12:  PTA meeting @ 4:00
    • December 14: 3-5 Student Store
    • December 14: PPE Caroling @ Pioneer Home in Palmer @ 6:00 - 7:30
    • December 18: Learning Celebration @ 2:00
    • December 19: Student wrapped book gift exchange due in class.
    • December 20: Box Tops due
    • December 20: 2 AR quizzes due
    • December 20: Class Holiday Celebration: Pajama Day, chapter book gift exchange, treats, caroling, and movie
    • December 20: Last day of first semester/quarter 2
    • December 21: No School; teacher work day
    • December 24 - January 4: Winter break
    • December 30: January book contract due via email IF not turned in before the holiday break.
    • December 30: December FlipGrid book report videos due.
    • January 5: December FlipGrid peer comments due.
    • January 7: School resumes
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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  


  • New Donors Choose Project Launch

  • The students have been learning and creating with our STEM Donors Choose project that was funded in September.  Thank you for your financial and sharing support.


    I have posted a Donors Choose project that focuses on digital 3D art.  I'm excited to work with the students to develop innovative skills stemming from their own creativity.  They will be learning how to take their creative idea, design it on the computer, and print in 3D form. Please review the Donors Choose project link and support however you can with a donation and/or sharing this project with your friends and family circles.   


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


    GREAT NEWS:  Our project is off to a great funding start with two Donors Choose project donations from our first project.   THANK YOU for LAUNCHING our project!


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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 December 6, 2018