Learners from Kindergarten through 2nd Grade create meaningful connections in literacy, math, social studies, and scientific inquiry as they explore unique opportunities that expand their views beyond the home and classroom.
In lower elementary years, students follow their interests to guide their learning experience. Here, children become more productive and responsible, leading and listening as a community and through independent work. It’s a time of social-emotional development and active inquiry, where thought-provoking opportunities encourage learners to take greater risks as they apply their knowledge to their daily lives.
The Workshop Model is a teaching structure that asks elementary students to take charge of their own learning, becoming active and deeply engaged in their work and development of understanding. This approach allows teachers to provide a balance between explicit instruction and exploration of possibilities that are presented.
This model promotes deeper understanding, providing differentiated support individually, within small groups and as a whole class. This level of engagement via the workshop model ensures students are actively learning the skills, strategies and concepts they need to master throughout the year.