HIRAM H BELDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chicago

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PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2015

TEAM

Heather Yutzy, Principal
Jaina Fisher, Teacher
Janine Nelson, Teacher

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

School Type:594
Grades served: PK-8
Enrollment: Neighborhood

PROBLEM

There is a drop in joy due to pressures of test scores and standards.  Our students have limited class choice options and there is fragmentation because of a departmental schedule.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Increase teacher and student joy and engagement through inquiry based learning, flexible block-scheduling and choice.

SOLUTION

Teachers will implement an inquiry-based unit, using a rubric and unit plan that can be adapted for particular subjects.