PULASKI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHICAGO

Chicago

SCHOOL WEBSITE

TEAM MEMBERS

  • Arlana Bedard, Principal
  • Mr. Klein, 5th Grade Teacher
  • Piotr Wojciaczyk, MYP Design Teacher

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

  •       School Type: Neigborhood
  •       Grades served: PK-8
  •       Enrollment: 932

PROBLEM STATEMENT

5th-8th grade students need a way to expand their skills and understanding in order to become more prepared for future transitions.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Expand 5th-8th grade students’ skills/understandings in order to ensure that they develop transferrable and adaptive skills by leveraging peer and adult support networks?

SOLUTION

We are mentoring program for their 5th grade students that took place during school hours. This mentoring program allows students to choose which session to attend and fosters relationships between 5th grade students and 6th through 8th grade teachers in order to promote students’ feeling of teacher support to ease the challenging transition from 5th grade into middle school.