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7th grade Remote Learning NPDL Units
This story comes from Jennifer LeBrun at Sierra Vista Middle School, Hacienda La Puente United School District in California, , where we have been working with schools for over 2 years now.
It’s an evolving story……In challenging and changing times, Jennifer shares her plans to ensure the Deep Learning continues to grow in and across her classrooms during the COVID-enforced remote learning.
In Rebecca Owttrim’s Year 2 cohort at Bellmere State School in Queensland, Australia, students focused on the UN goal of Responsible Consumption and Communities.
After partnering with local groups and realizing that koalas and their habitats were in danger, the students put their collaborative skills to work to do what they could to make a difference for the koalas in their community.
In Wendy Atkinson’s fourth-grade class at Lucille Umbarger Elementary School in Washington State, a new focus on collaborative inquiry exposed an opportunity to identify or design new materials to support students to learn more deeply through the inquiry lens.
What followed was a deep learning journey sparked by the forms of energy and by students’ desire to run with a learning experience that was both highly engaging and highly sustainable.
“This unit of work aimed to develop students’ knowledge, skills and ideas about performance. The unit provided the opportunity for students to take an individual and collective action to raise an awareness of sustaining the environment for all to enjoy. Students needed to show a social awareness when interacting with others and the environment . . . and [they] created a performance to share their learning through the arts curriculum with an audience.”
“What made this day so special was [that] it provided so much meaning for the kids to have people in their community . . . come and help them plan their own great communities. It’s like taking the walls down out of the classroom and it really brought learning to life today.”
– Jodie Howcroft, Teacher, Millgrove Public School, Canada