Curriculum-driven Learning: Not this hour!

Students drive their own learning based on interests and passions with support from all around!

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Students have one hour a week to be free of curriculum-driven learning.  For one hour, they are are free to explore, discover, and share through self-directed learning based on their interests and passions while always having support from content specialists: art, music, science, classroom and Information Literacy Instructors.  A hybrid foundation using a modified SOLE (Self-0rganized Learning Environment (https://goo.gl/AvmliL), Design Process (plan, design, check, share), Empathy 101 (http://startempathy.org/how/empathy-101) and the Mass Challenge concept (https://goo.gl/bE3iFw) as the guiding principal of support, will provide a culture of empathy and respect among students so they can learn from each other as they guide their own learning.

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Margo this idea is off to a great start - would love to continue to build on it. Check out this post from one of our teacher coaches, Dan Ryder, for tips on how to further ideate:

https://teachersguild.org/challenge/how-might-we-create-rituals-and-routines-that-establish-a-culture-of-innovation-in-our-classrooms-and-schools/ideas/reimagining-the-hallway-pass

Let us know how we can help! :)

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Thanks, Alexandrea! Great post!