Target 1 – Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.
Action Step – Increase easily accessible opportunities for global collaboration for teachers and students.
Indicator of Success – Students and staff will participate in a global dialogue to engage in authentic investigation and problem solving with partners located outside of their school community.
BFA third graders in Ms. Seavey’s class recently participated in a Mystery Skype as a culminating activity in their geography unit.
A Mystery Skype offers an exciting opportunity for teachers to connect with one another around the globe.
Students then ask yes or no questions to identify where in the world the other class is located.
Students use Google Maps, student-made maps, and class atlases to search for the mystery class’s location.
Students enjoy interacting with other classrooms.
Students also enjoyed a Skype opportunity with WCAX Meteorologists as part of their study.
Our students are developing intercultural competence through the use of technology, experiencing the world beyond the classroom walls. This is just one of the many ways BFA lives out its mission of “ensuring all students become informed, literate, critical thinkers who demonstrate responsible social and civic behaviors.”