My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. We come together in a rural community that has limited resources due to budget restraints. Our school is comprised of nearly 50% second language learners. While close to 50% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, making their family households below or near the poverty line. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.
They are growing and learning in a small, tight knit, school community.
They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them, even if they don't know it yet. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.
The mindSpark Learning Institute is a professional development opportunity designed to help educators facilitate student learning through authentic real-world problem solving that aligns with academic standards.
I hope to develop an understanding of the problem-based learning (PBL) model, and how to partner with the community to provide authentic experiences in the classroom.
Through the PBL model, educators will build and foster a growth mindset in their students, teaching them the importance of risk-taking, resilience, collaboration, and stewardship. I would like this opportunity to attend this amazing conference that will train us in applying problem-based learning with STEM in the classroom. I would also like the opportunity to collaborate on addressing authentic problems.
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