Phenomenon Based Learning cycles are holistic inquiry periods where students develop competencies and understandings by including all curriculum subjects in their study topic. Our seven Grade 7 & 8 classes completed inquiries that included human rights topics such as treatment of women in Pakistan, refugees, and activism to promote LGBTQ acceptance > tolerance and fundraising for womens shelters.
Our supporters outnumbered our critics by about 100:1. On-going conferencing led to phenomenally improved relationships with our students. Our genuine interest in their authentic work was key.
You will leave knowing how to:
1. engage students to the point where they become community ambassadors for social change,
2. inspire all students including A+ students AND students who need special education support, AND students identified as high-risk and academically disengaged,
3. improve teacher development; we are thrilled with our students’ achievements and we will show how we aligned curriculum with specific phenomena to make learning more authentic,
4. implement phenomenon based learning.
We will use a round table approach to help you find commonalities and new considerations with your peers and we will have lots of time to answer your questions.