What Does Student Centered Learning Look Like?

Target 1Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.

Action Step -Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students.

Indicator of Success – Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

Students in Mrs. MacKenzie’s First Grade class rolled up their sleeves for some collaborative inquiry. Their topic? Investigating the contents of owl pellets!

owl1Working individually, and with partners, the students studied animals and necessities of life. Through this process they discovered the role of other animals as food in the life-cycle.  owl 2

Dissecting owl pellets provided an opportunity to observe the natural world and identify both predators and their prey.

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Through the inquiry process, children were able to identify specific bones, understand animal anatomy, and name small rodents. They documented their learning using a Voice Thread to explain all of their findings.

Click here to listen to their discoveries! 

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