Target 2. Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment – FWSU will foster development of teacher and student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.
Action Step – Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community.
BFA French II and French III students created a unique opportunity to share their learning last week. They invited students from the elementary and middle school to join them in learning about specific French-speaking countries or regions that they had been researching throughout the semester.
The Cultural Fair offered music for guests to listen to, foods to taste, and posters with a variety of information about the country or region – along with a sample of the language of course!
In French II, students focused on exploring the French heritage of Africa. French III was centered around the French heritage here in North America. High School French students committed to a semester-long project, and they traveled to Montreal to do research and to experience authentic Ethiopian foods. They happily conveyed their enthusiasm and excitement about their own learning to younger students.
French teacher Madame Poulin commented, “It was really the best, most-fun activity, I have ever done with students! They really got into it!”
This is just one more example of how flexible opportunities for personalized learning can make a difference, and that students can easily emerge as leaders to not only enhance their own learning, but that of others as well.