Target 4. Engaged Community Partners – FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process.
Indicator of Success – Students are engaged with local resources and create community learning “labs” based on projects.
Just before the holiday break, GEMS Middle School students in Robert Ward’s class enjoyed a tour of the Pathology Department at Fletcher Allen. The goal of the field trip was to learn more about careers available in the field of health care. The students also made connections between their everyday work in class (microscope use, dissection, microbiology, biology of blood) and applications for real-life scenarios.
Students interacted with Dr. Fung (above), who runs the blood bank at the hospital.