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Classroom design

Click HERE to see a short video about students’ feedback regarding creating their own layout.

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November reflection

Welcome to the learning community of 5T,

I am beyond excited to begin the school year with your child. This year, I’m placing a large emphasis on student agency. This means your child will be empowered to have voice, choice and ownership over their learning. To set the tone early on I want to empower the class to be a part of setting up the classroom into a learning environment that works from them. Through guided support provided by myself and other teachers at PWE, the students will spend time next week reflecting on what learning means to them and how their individual needs can be met. I understand this may look and feel different to begin the school year for your child but I wanted to be transparent in this process.

If you haven’t seen it yet, this video by students and teachers at Prairie Waters emphasizes that in the PYP we try to prioritize what’s best for student learning.

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From The Learning Community in the Enhanced PYP, June 2018:

Learning environments are made up of multiple learning spaces: built and natural, outdoor and indoor, formal and informal. Spaces should inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration, support and respond to emerging inquiries, and help students to develop and demonstrate the attributes of the learner profile. Students will be involved in the setting up and ongoing maintenance of their learning spaces, for greater ownership and influence over their learning.