On Monday, while students had the day off, our teachers were hard at work. We were fortunate to have Dr. Lynn Erickson here to guide us for a day of concept-based teaching & planning. Concept-based instruction is at the heart of the IB philosophy and she is a leading expert, researcher and practitioner in this area. Having our staff engaged, collaborating, and hearing the same message was a great way to re-energize and invigorate our teaching practices!
To kick off their new unit, Second Grade teachers lead students through a powerful learning experience. Being that their unit centers around the economy and the concept of interdependence, students participated in a "teacher market" in order to experience supply, demand, producers, consumers, advertising and money. It was a short, 20-minute immersion activity that will serve as a constant reference throughout the unit. What a great learning opportunity!