Connect gets an upgrade with unique educational field trips and experiences.
Written by: Keira
This year connect charter students were introduced to a new program called EXPO. The program is scheduled for 4 consecutive days approximately every 6 weeks and is designed to compliment the “in-class” learning with “hands-on” experience. Expo, which includes in-school and field trip activities, brings our learning alive and allows students to experience what other people do everyday in the community. Connect students get a full week of EXPO during which they do trips and sometimes people come in and teach them what they do for a living. Students in our school have different experiences than other schools because EXPO gives them more knowledge about what they are learning in class. So connect is a great way become inquirers.
EXPO is a way to get more experiences like when students and a professor from MRU (Mount Royal University) came in to give them tips on how to write a good article. The people from MRU told the students 8 things a good article has and how long it should take to write an article. Or when a detective came in and taught them what he did for the Calgary Police Service. The detective worked in homicide. This is where people get killed by accident, suicide, natural or homicide . Those are some of the people that came in and taught the students what they do.
“We get to do a lot of learning outside of the school not just in a desk. Also it is nice to just be at school” Ruth, a grade 6 student, stated. With EXPO we get to do some in-class field trips so we can stay in a desk but we also get to go out of the school field trips to so it is a mix between in and out of the school trips. Another student, Teni, said “kids get to learn in a new way with people coming to our school and when we go to them. Like how the grade 6 kids went to a sawmill and not just reading about it. Also the schedule is not always the strongest”.
So when they go a bit deeper into EXPO things will start to smooth out and EXPO will become part of the schedule. Connect is a place of inquirers.
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