The future is waiting!!! At TCS teachers strive to prepare our students for the future. How do we prepare students to be innovative, critical thinkers, collaborators and demonstrate capacities that make them employable in a world that is constantly changing.
For this, we need problem solvers!
As their final assessment, we challenged our grade 7s to find authentic ways to demonstrate their learning from this year in their four core subjects while exemplifying the 8 Alberta Learning Core Competencies.
Students were given four challenges.
- Create a country that your team would represent in the TCS Scooter Olympics.
- Create 40 questions from the four core courses to be asked on each lap of the race.
- Devise a race Strategic Plan prior to the race that would guide their team to victory. On race day, student executed their plan along with tracking 5 statistical criteria they had to track during the race.
- Finally, students had to analyze their Strategic Plan and their statistical data to create a Sports Analysis News Video on Flipgrid. This video should demonstrate the 8 Alberta Learning Core Competencies. Moreover, using real-world problem-solving leads to rich, deep experiential learning.
The Grade 7's had great fun participating in and completing their final project of the year! If only every school project could be this much fun!