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  • Today Ms. Jensen and Ms. Kim waived goodbye to the slide! Playground renovations are getting more exciting by the day!
  • Tonight your favorite teachers and administrators met up to celebrate the 2018-2019 school year! Thank you @wonderfulworldofwisner for hosting us in your lovely home!
  • Playground renovations are underway. School starts in 20 days, and we can’t wait to see our friends!
  • Learning is a life-long quest! This week our Kinder Expert, Nelly Wisner, engaged in an intensive study led by Lucy Calkins at Columbia University to refine her practice and engage with the most recent research on best practices in phonics instruction. @wonderfulworldofwisner
  • We are incredibly honored to wish these kiddos all the best in middle school. They have made us so very proud in countless ways!
  • We ended our last day of school with the Talent Show! Hoping everyone has a wonderful Summer!

21st Century Education

Rather than going to a “technology lab,” our students learn to use technology as a fully integrated learning tool.

Students in transitional kindergarten through third grade use iPads, laptops, desktops. in grades 4 – 6, students are assigned their own iPad, which is used throughout the day every day. We extensively teach our students informational literacy: how to find information, validate information, use information ethically, and how to synthesize information for their own purposes.

A recent study from the MacArthur foundation found that, by their estimates, 65% of the jobs current elementary students will do when they grow up have not yet been invented. Whatever technology our current third graders will be into when they graduate high school probably won’t be invented for another 7 years. The speed of change in our world is electrifying, and we are preparing students for a world that does not yet exist and we cannot imagine.

The study points out specific skills students will need to thrive in this future world. Our students need to communicate, be creative, collaborate and think critically. Our curriculum emphasizes building these four skills through Project Based Learning, and technology is integrated, as needed, throughout the subjects.