What does Quality Learning look like?
To develop the skills and habits associated with lifelong learning, students must:
- LEARN beyond the simple recall of facts
- UNDERSTAND the connections to and implications of what they learn
- RETAIN what they learn
- BE ABLE TO APPLY what they learn in new contexts
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Choice by Design
Our Goals for Learning Spaces:
- Create learning spaces that inspire, encourage and compel students to become designers, developers, producers and creators who participate in the learning process in ways that ensure the engagement of higher-order thinking.
- Create spaces that provide cross-curricular and multi-age opportunities that leverage natural learning patterns.
- Create environments that foster contagious creativity, cross cultural boundaries, and bring groups together.
- Offer choice in learning paths.
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Our Goals for Interactive Technologies:
- Bring contemporary information and communication technology choices into classrooms and corridors to create in-depth interactive engagement with curriculum and the world.
- Individualize learning tools and build communication and collaboration skills.
- Offer choice in tools.
COMING SOON: "Explore our learning tools"
Throughout spring 2013, many teachers and school administrators participated in coursework designed to enhance the success of the Design 2015 grants. Course offerings focused on "7 Pathways" to our Lifelong-Learner Competencies. Collectively, these 7 Pathways move students from where they are to where we, as a division, expect them to be:
- Choice & Comfort
- Differentiation/Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Instructional Tolerance
- Interactive Technology
- Project-Based Learning
Albemarle County educators have ongoing opportunities to participate in numerous professional development workshops.
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