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Interview: Kimberly Hetzner From CICS BUCKTOWN

Building Engaged, Independent Writers with Frontier

“As a teacher, you want to be able to teach everyone one to one. That’s pretty much impossible, but [Frontier] helps students have an… independent and engaging experience."

Chicago’s CICS Bucktown is using Frontier in two split classrooms of 4th and 5th grade students. We sat down with Ms. Kimberly Hetzner to learn how her classroom uses Frontier’s whole-group lessons and independent writing projects.

Kimberly Hetzner

4th / 5th Grade Teacher, CICS Bucktown

Q: What does a typical Frontier lesson look like in your classroom?


Q: What challenges does Frontier solve in your classroom?


Q: How does Frontier help you build confident, thoughtful writers?


Q: What do your students like best about Frontier?


In Frontier, students give and recieve peer feedback through integrated tools.

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