Dissolve the walls (bring in and take out the learning)

Name of School:

Windsong Heights

Our school is considered:

multi-level

In five words or less, describe your prototype

Bring-in & take-out learning

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

How might we help students better understand the purpose and find meaning in their learning? (think and work like an expert)

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

  • Real - life connections 

  • Intentional application of skills to other domains, careers, parents, experts


Staff are brining in experts to work with students. Some of the experts are in government (the mayor of Airdrie), others in media (a weather new reporting team) and others work with animals (the Earth Rangers). Others include presentations from MADD, the police, authors and motivational speakers. 
As a staff we are watching to make sure students are engaged, and taking away the message being delivered. Long term are these interactions creating meaningful experiences that students reflect on to enhance their learning. 
Teachers got excited to work with experts, to share these real world experiences with their students, and to hear students share their take-aways, having had a memorable and meaningful engagement with their learning. 

This prototype leveraged our staff networks, engaged the school community, stake holders appreciated the students having memorable real world experiences, Students were able to reflect on what they experienced well after the time with the expert, and staff reflected as teams on whether the expert provided the experience they were hoping for, the prototype nurtured students, providing them with intellectual, creative, emotional and physical benefits.