Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.
Action Steps – (1) Ensure students and staff take an active role shaping their learning using rich, authentic questions, problems they identify, & diverse resources. (2) Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community
Indicators of Success – (1) Teachers embrace role of coach, facilitator and co-learner in a student-centered learning environment (2) Creativity and risk-taking will be evident and celebrated as learners embrace new technologies.
As part of inservice, teachers at the Fletcher Elementary School took a leadership role in shaping the learning of students by continuing their work on curriculum mapping in the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts. Mapping is a procedure for reviewing the “real” curriculum that is taught each day, week, and month of the year.
This collaborative work demonstrates a diverse curriculum with rich, authentic questions, problems with which students identify, as well as the use of a variety of school, community and global resources including substantive use of technology.
We know that good schools do not happen by accident. They are built on a solid foundation of community, colleagueship, and good old-fashioned hard work.