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 – Develop opportunities for students to collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize in all learning settings.

Indicator of Success – Students are engaged in answering authentic questions and solving problems in collaborative settings.

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Third grade students at the Georgia Elementary school met their new teacher for the upcoming year through a video chat during their school day. Mrs Lehning, their current teacher, has accepted a math leadership position within the school and will be working with Grade 3-6 teachers and students. Erin Young, currently teaching in North Carolina, will begin work next year fulfilling the two-year looping process with these children.

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Students from each school asked questions about the recipient state and discussed “fun” activities children participate in throughout the year.  When asked, “What do you like about your school?”  One Georgia student exclaimed, “We have great teachers!”

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This learning opportunity provided Georgia students with an introduction to their new teacher. Many children felt relieved and ready to make the transition to their new teacher.  They will all video chat again during step-up day when children meet their teacher for the following year.


Many children stated they felt good about already starting this process and loved meeting Mrs. Young… “She’s very nice!” and “She was awesome!” were statements shared during their class meeting. Learn more about Mrs. Young by reading her current webpage at Onslow Count School in Jacksonville, NC.

Welcome Mrs. Young!

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