To develop the school's project, staff worked together to develop responses to the following guiding questions.
We invited parents to help with the ideas behind this space during our DAT bond meetings. We will also be sending out updates throughout the bond. We will also take collaborative teams out to other innovative spaces throughout the district.
Aligns with district Goal #2 - Learning: We believe that creating innovative learning spaces helps students develop 21st Century Skills. These skills include, but are not limited to: Collaboration, Cooperation, Community, and Consistency. All students, of all abilities, will have access to this area to receive high-quality instruction and innovative learning.
Creating the 21st Century space will promote curiosity and risk-taking based on the guiding principles that “learning is founded in inquiry” and that “learning is a social process.” Learning will occur in cooperative spaces designed to promote small group, large group and/ or traditional sized class structures. The ability for students to look in and observe and participate in other academic Language Arts classes will promote risk-taking for students to attempt more challenging curricula. In addition, this transparency will promote a community of learners who develop a greater appreciation of the diversity of learners at FHS.
In alignment to the “Learning is founded in the Inquiring” Guiding Principle will:
Deepen critical thinking skills
Actively participate in a culture of inquiry
In alignment to the “Learning is a Social Process”, we will see a positive impact on the climate and culture because of the new innovative learning space.