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Learning Academies


Freshman GATES Students Host Learning Academy

Freshman GATES students at PCHS have worked with Mrs. Lustenberg on Thursdays throughout the year during their regularly scheduled Freshman Seminar class. The last project of year for these students was a service learning effort. The students decided to work in pairs to create challenging lesson plans with learning targets that would be appropriate for 4th grade students and offer this learning experience to elementary students in the district. The students who are identified in multiple subject areas worked with their strengths to create lessons like Musical Mash of Materials, Choreography of Stage Combat, Lego Robotics, Science Science Science, Create Your own Business, Dance Party, and more. The group made arrangements for space at Falmouth School Center and presented the lessons to 4th graders at Southern Elementary. The 4th grade students were able to select the sessions that they wanted to attend prior to the "Learning Academy" and so were able to pick the learning experience which was of most interest to them. Student presentors gained a great deal from the experience of researching, organizing and implementing this academy. The students would like to thank the 4th grade students for attending and the teachers for helping with supervision. They would also like to thank Betty McKinney, Shirley Merrill, Martha Gosney, and Pam Harper for help during the presentation of the learning academy.