A design principle that guides our work, we believe that curiosity and passion drive learning. A recent Parent University workshop walked parents through the research behind curiosity-based learning and shared one way in which Upper School teachers are guiding students to investigate their passions–iProjects. Head of Upper School Blair Peterson and Upper School Head of Learning and Innovation Emily Breite started with questions as they shared their thoughts about curiosity-based learning (much gratitude is offered to Becky Tussey, iProject Coordinator, who was unable to be with us for the workshop) and walked parents through the student iProject experience. We ended the session with parents sharing ways in which they hope to support their child’s curiosity-based learning outside the classroom.
The following slides offer a window into the presentation: