My students are overflowing with curiosity! They have millions of questions and I tirelessly search for ways to provide them with opportunities to ask those questions and discover the answers. They love to get out of the classroom and have real world experiences where learning comes alive.
My students are explorers that want to document the excitement of their learning adventures and share their stories.
Being in an urban setting limits our ability to explore nature. Through local organizations and partnerships we provide multiple opportunities for students to get out in nature to explore, make connections, and learn in ways that aren't possible in the classroom.
Exploration is a natural desire that has helped drive progress in our species and society. Providing students with opportunities to explore new places and learn in unique settings allows them to make connections to their current knowledge and ask new questions to help drive their learning. Through local partnerships, our school takes students on many trips throughout the year to experience local cultural institutions, museums, and nature sites. Through community programs, students have the opportunity to have new experiences they may not have the resources for such as camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.
These opportunities to explore and experience nature are new and exciting and they want to document them.
To be able to document these experiences, we need a camera that will be durable enough to withstand a variety of weather conditions and dozens of student trips.
Using the photos and videos from their explorations, students will create videos. Their videos will showcase their explorations and share their learning story with our school and how they want to continue that story.
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