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Pleasant Valley Elementary School in South Windsor welcomes you to come and see the many ways our students, teachers and staff are integrating Higher Order Thinking strategies in classrooms and beyond. Through our Professional Development with Christopher Eves in October, we have revitalized the Multiple Intelligence model and are looking at teaching and learning through the lens of Dr. Howard Gardner, and Christopher’s “Circle of SMART”. Kick off the day at our town meeting which we colloquially call our Blue and Gold assembly. The student informances will give you an insight into the many ways students learn. Take time to wander our facility and see the many displays that show student learning throughout the building. Spend time in classrooms to see how teachers are using HOT strategies and Common Core standards to bring out our students talents.