Project-Based Learning, in part, provides a question that relates to a real-world problem that can be solved in many ways.
2nd Grade’s Driving Question was, “How can we implement, follow, or change rules to improve our school and community?”
Not only did our learners dive deep into the California State Standards on Government, they actually learned how their knowledge could be applied to solve an issue. Some learners wanted to impose a longer recess rule, some wanted to start a committee to ensure that everyone throws their lunch trash away. Another group of learners wanted to make the road by our school safer. In each case, all of these eight-year-olds are utilizing their freedom of speech and knowledge to step up to make a difference. We know when given the opportunities, THEY CAN make a difference.
Another aspect of PBL is connecting the learners to experts in a field to learn facts about that person’s field and, in turn, develop their own ways to solve the driving question. On this project, we connected them with the Town Council and with Assemblymember Christy Smith. We are so proud of their power of persuasion, strong questions, and advocating for change that they will now be meeting with Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office to talk about various ways to make the road safer and will also meet with Congresswoman Katie Hill to dive deeper into how our government is run. Kudos to the Agua Dulce Town Council, Christy Smith, and Katie Hill for listening to their voices.
Dear iLEAD Agua Dulce families, We hope you will join us on September 24 for our first monthly Parent University! This month we are diving deeper into our two PBLs: project-based learning and play-based learning. We will be giving out some great information that will help you understand our program better. Project-based learning brings forth
iLEAD Agua Dulce embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic skills. After our beginning-of-the-year assessments and in lieu of the traditional parent-teacher conference, the learners, facilitators, and parents/guardians collaborate annually to create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). ILPs help to guide instruction and social-emotional aspects for each learner. Everyone works together to
We are providing breakfast to all children up to 18 years of age at no charge. You do not need to be an enrolled learner in order to receive free meals. Each child will receive one grab-and-go breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 1 PM except on school holidays. On Mondays, we will hand out