"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan
Children are natural learners - they're born scientists. They approach new situations with awe and wonder, often looking to repeat and practice a new skill. It is an educators job to facilitate this curiosity through inquiry.As an educator, I work hard to foster student curiosity through hands-on inquiry-based learning. Students spend time designing, building and testing ideas in the context of the curriculum instead of reading textbooks. They become adept at research, collaboration and construction. Technology is their important ally. Projects are grounded in citizen science and directly correlate with 21C skills. They fail, but learn from their mistakes. They leave the classroom each day equipped with an increasingly refined critical view of the world. They are scientists.
PGP Leader: Heather MacDonald
A world-class learning environment, HTS offers a personalized experience through which students become confident and agile thinkers, able to operate independently and collaboratively in all settings.
Personalization of learning using the 5 pillars
Effective assessment practices
Commitments at HTS:
Grades 3-6 Science
App development club
Videos and screen casts of speeches
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