LENART ELEMENTARY REGIONAL GIFTED CENTER

Chicago

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PROGRAM(S) PARTICIPATED IN: Sprint 2015

TEAM

Angela Sims, Principal
Brenda Lisenby, 4th and 5th Grade Teacher
Sheila Flaherty, Kindergarten Teacher
Connie Lee, Assistant Principal

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Students are not adequately challenged by current curriculum and express desire for more challenging, interest-based, and relevant learning experiences.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Build student self efficacy through learning tasks that involve critical thinking in order to promote student growth and have students show their mastery through different alternate opportunities

SOLUTION

Implement a workshop model of instruction (including mini-lessons, small group instruction, stations, partners), student portfolios to demonstrate learning in a variety of ways, and student goal setting to increase ownership, motivation, and self-efficacy.