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Strategy: Enrichment Academies

Weekly learning time to promote creativity and interdisciplinary learning

Context

Pleasant View Elementary conducts Enrichment Academies for an hour every Friday. The academies are multi-age classes built around students’ interests. Students choose what they want to learn about and every student is assigned one of their top three choices. Enrichment Academics employ Project Based Learning, and the projects cut across multiple academic content areas. Examples of Enrichment Academics include film creating and editing, sewing classes, yoga, and coding.

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Support for Self-Directed Learning

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Differentiation

Multi-Pronged Student Support Structure

Students have a number of resources they can turn to for support.

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Student Choice and Agency

Student Choice of Work Partners

Students can work independently, with a partner, or in a group.

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Student Choice and Agency

Student Choice of Learning Pathway and Pace

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Support for Self-Directed Learning

Graduated Student Content Choice in Personalized Learning Plans

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Support for Self-Directed Learning

Structures for Supporting Self-Directed Learning

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Differentiation

Flexible Working Groups

Teachers group students based on need and provide targeted instruction.

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Photo of classroom with indication showing student is signing up for assessment on the whiteboard at front of class
Support for Self-Directed Learning

Supporting Student-Initiated Assessment

Photo of two students working together on laptops and in conversation
Student Choice and Agency

Student Choice of Work Partners

Photo of students working independently at classroom table
Support for Self-Directed Learning

Structures for Supporting Self-Directed Learning

Photo of classroom with multiple groups of students working at tables with teachers
Differentiation

Flexible Working Groups