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.
Indicator of Success – Staff, students and community embrace the digital, social, mobile and “always-on” learning styles of 21st century students.
Opening opportunities that were once inconceivable, is one of the many reason why BFA Fairfax has turned to a connected learning environment. One, of many examples, is an author chat that occurred last week when a group of 7th & 8th grade students participated in a live chat.
Author Rick Riordan, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He chatted live with our students from the top floor of the Empire State Building in NYC.
He answered questions submitted by teachers from around the world and then read an excerpt from his new, not-yet-published book, The Blood of Olympus. He also announced a new series based on Norse Mythology. This was an exciting experience for all of our Riordan fans!