Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments: FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.
Action Step -Provide students w/ access to content, resources, and methods for learning beyond the school day and beyond the school walls.
Mr.Tom Lane’s High School Botany class visited the Montreal Botanical Gardens recently as part of their embedded study of plant families. While touring the Botanical Gardens they were able to visit the “Butterflies Go Free” exhibit (at the Botanical Gardens through March).
Students used their knowledge of the Linnaean taxonomy, a form of biological classification, that allows for plants to be placed in groups.
Students used their knowledge of plant classification characteristics to identify the features of representative plant species from at least 30 different families.
While observing the beautiful flowering plants butterflies flit about the room. It is not unusual for butterflies to land on your clothing. You also have to be very careful not to step on them while walking through the greenhouse.
Students greatly enjoyed this unique up-close learning experience!