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 – Make relevant and authentic problems become the focus of connected learning.
This week, a group of Fletcher elementary students enjoyed a very sweet visit to the Minor Family Maple Sugarhouse located in Fletcher, VT. The students brought along iPads to capture images of the sugaring process, as part of their involvement in an after-school program to learn about digital photography.
Check out the following video of this exciting student learning experience:
These students will edit their sugarhouse and other maple-sugaring images using the Photoshop Touch iPad app. After putting on the final touches, their selected images will be submitted in the 2013 Saint Albans Maple Fest Amateur Photography Contest to be held later this spring. The theme of this photo competition is maple sugaring. Students are able to enter photographs in three categories: people, product/processing, and scenic.
Students had the option to select this 6-week digital photography course as just one of the many after-school program offerings at FES. This extended learning opportunity allowed students to choose their own topic and the digital photography group focused on using technology to capture and edit photos. The students were able to capture the beauty of their community and share them in a real-world competition.
Best of luck to these amazing amateur photographers!