The objective for this project was to help students understand that classroom learning has to be linked to real-life problems in order to become meaningful. Students are learning the basic concepts related to science, technology, environment, and work collaboratively to understand the long-term impacts of humans on the environment.
This learning experience, based on real life issues, requires real-life solutions and, during the interaction, students learn to ask meaningful questions, plan their work and use the results as a way to analyze, interpret and communicate their findings. The project promotes the use of Inquiry, Problem-Based Learning, STEM, and online learning environments provided by the GAFE (Google Apps for Education).
Students use an outdoor trip as a source of data collection that allows them to further engage in classroom collaborative learning.
The use of a STEM approach allows students and teachers to explore real-life problems from angles that pertain to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In this way, students learn to integrate their learning in the context offered by several curriculum expectations, an approach that brings classroom learning closer to real life situations.
#WoburnCI students used the grant from @takingitglobal to buy perennial grasses and now they work hard to plant them. Their goal is to increase the biodiversity around the school. @MsLMRussell @LC3_TDSB @LizBHolder @nandanee_sawh @TDSB_SSL18 @lynda_watters @schan_tdsb @TDSB_STEM pic.twitter.com/KW3fUV4O6n
— rodica iliescu (@riliesc2016) June 10, 2018