在实践中学习

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该领域的研究早在3PreK就开始了,并继续到高中去剧院, science 和 art museums, governmental l和marks 和 offices, 也许最引人注目的是犹他州和西部山间的自然奇观. Students from grades one through eight enjoy a variety of sports experiences for five weeks every winter through the Winter Sports program. 一夜之间旅行, beginning in 中学, 带鸿博体育的学生参加包含课程主题的秋季远足, welcome new friends into each grade level, 和 strengthen the bonds between teachers 和 students.

Rowmark滑雪学院, 体育团队, 辩论, 国际象棋俱乐部, the World Language Department, 和 the 服务-learning program also take advantage, 在适当的时候, 的全国性的, 区域, 国家, 和 global opportunities for competition, 服务, or connection to academic studies.

犹他州体验学习(EXL) -从幼儿园到高中鸿博体育

从实践经验中学习 defined

经验学习是通过做来学习的过程——当学生看到他们所学的东西的相关性, 他们更忙碌. 它发展了新的思维方式、坚持和自主学习. 它与死记硬背不同,死记硬背是学生在学习过程中被动的表现.

学校旅行

中学

  • 六年级: Weeklong Wasatch adventure filled with paddling, 漂流, 攀爬, 并与当地组织一起在瓦萨奇阵线内外进行探索.
  • 七年级: 为期一周的冒险,在怀俄明州杰克逊霍尔的提顿科学学校度过四个晚上.
  • 八年级: Nearly a week in Washington, D.C., exploring the rich experiences of our nation’s capital.

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上学校

To kick off their high school career, 九年级学生在乌塔山脉的基督教青年会罗杰营度过四天,以增进班级凝聚力和跨学科研究, from botany 和 geology to history 和 art.

Ninth through eleventh graders enjoy Interim, a weeklong exploratory program unique among Utah schools. Students have the option of participating in a variety of in-town 和 out-of-town experiences such as film studies 和 videography, 徒步旅行在摩押地掌权的, 和 world-language immersion.

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田野里的翼狮——来自精美印刷杂志的故事

九年级的学生们在乌因塔山的教室外体验中合影留念

Beyond the Classroom 2021 was a great success!

"We were so glad to be able to offer our Beyond the Classroom program again this year after taking a break due to COVID in 2020,” said 上学校 Principal Ingrid Gustavson. An 上学校 tradition, Beyond the Classroom is a four-year sequence of experiences designed to take students out of the classroom 和 into the broader community.

鸿博体育享受了建立关系、探索和自我反省的美好一天.—Ingrid Gustavson, 上学校 principal

“Beyond the Classroom offers an opportunity for students in grades nine through eleven to engage with the greater Salt Lake City community 和 its natural surroundings to learn leadership skills, identify areas of interest, 并了解如何通过个人和集体行动产生影响,英格丽德说. “Students heard from guest speakers, 在团队中工作, 和 explored areas of our own backyard, like the state capitol 和 Three Creeks Confluence, 同时也有机会在High Uintas走得更远. Seniors focused on their college applications, 和大学辅导员和英语老师一起完成一整天的论文. The smiles in the photos say it all! 鸿博体育度过了美好的一天(对九年级学生来说,这三天是建立关系的日子), 探索, 和自我反省.”

今年的活动于9月21日举行,主要有以下经验.

九年级

九年级学生围绕“水和西部”的主题进行了活动, first learning about federal water policy—including tension between the federal government 和 states around managing 和 conserving water—from the 辩论队. They then worked with the 七个峡谷的信任Jordan River Commission to underst和 current efforts to daylight creeks.

在Roger夏令营,九年级学生继续他们的课堂之外的学习体验, located in Utah’s High Uintas, on Wednesday 和 Thursday, 和 meetings with advisors 和 teachers on Friday.

十年级

Tenth graders spent the day at Camp Roger, 他们喜欢在哪里学习水彩画和徒步旅行.

十一年级

Eleventh graders spent the morning examining climate effects in the West 和 how they disproportionately impact communities. They then mapped the heat isl和 effect in the 福尔松的走廊 before traveling to the state capitol to learn from 更好的犹他州 about Utah’s climate 和 air quality issues.

十二年级

Twelfth graders participated in a college counseling workshop where they received assistance with their college applications from 鸿博体育’s 大学辅导员 和 senior English teachers.

从实践经验中学习

学生和教师聚集在Zoom上,聆听获得普利策奖的社论漫画家迈克尔·拉米雷斯(Michael Ramirez)的讲话.

“An editorial cartoon isn’t just a funny picture,” Pulitzer-Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez told 鸿博体育 eighth graders at a special virtual presentation on January 25. “一幅好的社论漫画是一种很好的新闻工具:它定义了一个问题. It challenges hypocrisy. It reveals the best 和 the worst of humanity. It calls the reader to arms against the complacent, 昏昏欲睡的, 恶人, the indolent body politic, the champions of the status quo, the sordid predators of society.”

编辑, 或政治, 漫画通常不是中学生要仔细研究的科目. So when 鸿博体育 had the chance to invite Michael—uncle of eighth grader Elli Ramirez 和 senior Ke’ea Ramirez—to speak to eighth graders, teacher Sarah Yoon jumped at the chance. She knew that the discussion on editorial cartooning, 言论自由, 新闻, 和 citizen responsibility would tie to current studies as well as give students a unique opportunity to interact with an esteemed artist: in addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (19942008), Michael’s awards include a 2015 鲁本奖 年度杰出漫画家奖(该职业授予的最高荣誉)和第三名 σδ气 专业新闻奖(1995年、1997年和2007年). 

迈克尔敦促学生们在复杂的问题上寻求平衡的信息, 注意到这种做法将使它们对这些问题有更全面的看法, 帮助他们更好地理解和巩固自己的信念, 和 prepare them to have constructive conversations.

At the January 25 event, 迈克尔谈到了他如何看待自己在帮助保护和告知公众方面的角色, 并让学生有机会就他的工作提问, 他的职业生涯, 和 even his love of surfing. 他还利用这段时间鼓励学生成为积极的公民,并在某一天成为选民. 他告诉他们,民主共和国成员的工作就是了解情况.

“Information is a necessary component to guide you in a political system based on self-governance 和 individual liberties,“迈克尔解释. 他敦促学生在复杂问题上寻求均衡的信息, 注意到这种做法将使它们对这些问题有更全面的看法, 帮助他们更好地理解和巩固自己的信念, 和 prepare them to have constructive conversations.

“如果你不知道自己在谈论什么,你就无法对任何事情发表实质性的意见,”他解释说. “You can’t build a car if you don’t know the mechanics of an automobile; in the same way, 除非你知道辩论的原理,否则你无法提出论点.”

迈克尔的演讲鼓舞了学生们——一些人指出,这有助于他们理解自己声音的力量, while others reflected on how learning about Michael’s career helped them realize that they can express themselves in creative ways. They tapped into this inspiration as they embarked on their post-event assignment: to create their own editorial cartoons. In the weeks following the presentation, they became junior editorial cartoonists, 研究, 编辑, 和 drawing (by h和 or computer) their opinions on topics such as the January 6 attack on the US Capitol 和 the impact of COVID-19. 对于莫妮卡费尔南德斯, 这项作业让她有机会就她非常关心的一个问题分享自己的观点:气候变化.

An editorial cartoon created by Monica Fern和ez.

八年级学生莫妮卡·费尔南德斯鸿博体育气候变化的社论漫画.

“我决定以漫画为主题,是因为我认为气候变化是鸿博体育生活中非常重要和真实的事情, 鸿博体育都应该试着更多地意识到它,这样鸿博体育就可以在日常生活中做出更明智的决定,”她解释说. Like Michael 和 his fellow editorial cartoonists do, 莫妮卡花时间研究她的主题,并考虑让观众思考的最佳方法.

Monica's perspective is a reflection of what she 和 fellow students took away from Michael’s presentation—that good editorial cartoons inform 和 challenge readers as well as draw them into 辩论 和 action, 参与其中的公民对他们国家的命运有发言权.

“I decided to include an hourglass, 因为我认为这是一个很好的方式来直观地显示时间是多么快,”她反映. “我最初的计划是展示不同的自然元素(动物), 树, 冰川, 人, 海洋), 但在写了一个粗略的草稿后,我意识到它看起来很草率,没有把我的观点表达清楚. 我决定只使用地球的视觉效果,我对这个设计更满意. My end result was three hourglasses—as the time goes by, 每个沙漏底部的沙子更多,剩下的世界也更少.”

莫妮卡希望, in addition to making viewers think, this image may also inspire them to change behaviors. “Even the little things in life that we do on a day-to-day basis can affect how much longer we can all make this world last before it all runs out,”她解释说.

Her perspective is a reflection of what she 和 fellow students took away from Michael’s presentation—that good editorial cartoons inform 和 challenge readers as well as draw them into 辩论 和 action, 参与其中的公民对他们国家的命运有发言权. The powerful images the students created prove that it’s never too early to help them think about their role as American citizens 和 sharpen the skills that will support them in that role. 毕竟, as Michael pointed out, “培养鸿博体育民主共和国未来的公民和参与者非常重要.”

An editorial cartoon created by Annie Lutton.

八年级学生安妮·卢顿创作的社论漫画.

从实践经验中学习

Teacher with students at the Great Salt Lake.

介绍了 玛丽安的爱, Fourth-Grade Teacher

Fourth grade at 鸿博体育 is 所有鸿博体育犹他州. 鸿博体育都学习过 盐水虾 和 the legislative process this year, 鸿博体育认为, 还有什么比远程教育更好的时机将这两者结合起来呢?!

After learning how bills become laws, students took it upon themselves to petition our state government to make the 盐水虾 the official crustacean of Utah. 谁会想到一个内陆国家会有一个国家甲壳类动物? 学生们用他们有说服力的写作技巧给鸿博体育的州长和州议员写了一封信. 下面, 菲利波尼院长的信是一个光辉的例子,展示了罗兰学院四年级学生的奉献精神.


2020年5月6日

亲爱的赫伯特州长,各位州代表和参议员:

我是罗兰堂小学四年级的学生,我给您写信是因为我热爱犹他州. I only have one suggestion to make Utah even better: we can become the only l和locked state in the United States of America that has a state crustacean. The crustacean l nominate is the 盐水虾.

盐水虾就像犹他州的人一样,鸿博体育都很执着,从不放弃.

迪安 with his letter to state lawmakers.

   迪安 with his letter to state lawmakers.

鸿博体育盐水虾有很多很酷的事实,让我想起了犹他州和犹他州的伟大人物. 例如, 你知道一只盐水虾只有铅笔橡皮大小吗, yet because there are so many in the Great Salt Lake, their combined weight is more than 13,000头大象? 它让我想起了犹他州,因为在这个世界面前,鸿博体育都是渺小的, 但只要鸿博体育一起努力,鸿博体育就能做最困难的事情.

盐水虾应该是犹他州甲壳类动物的另一个原因是它们已经存在了600多年,000年! Brine shrimp are part of this great state’s history, 和 should be acknowledged as a state crustacean!

盐水虾就像犹他州的人一样,鸿博体育都很执着,从不放弃. 事实上,盐水虾可以在221华氏度的高温下存活两个小时. The cysts can even survive for 25 years without food! Utahns have survived a lot of persecution; not to mention challenges with the weather 和 having to form communities in the high mountains 和 mountain deserts. Brine shrimp 和 the 人 of Utah are tough!

Brine shrimp are very rare. 你知道在美国只有犹他州和加利福尼亚州有盐水虾吗?

成为第一个拥有国家甲壳类动物的内陆国家将是一种荣誉! 目前,只有6个州有国家甲壳类动物. 它们是:俄勒冈州、马里兰州、得克萨斯州、缅因州、阿拉巴马州和路易斯安那州. All of these six states are on the water. 与这些国家, 犹他州是内陆州,所以鸿博体育将是独一无二的,因为鸿博体育是第一个拥有州内甲壳类动物的内陆州. 

我希望你能考虑的最后一个原因是,盐水虾非常罕见. 你知道在美国只有犹他州和加利福尼亚州有盐水虾吗? It would be special to have them as our crustacean. 这是COVID-19的黑暗日子,所以鸿博体育应该庆祝所有的自然和其他事情,让鸿博体育感觉更好.

谢谢您的考虑,希望能尽快收到您的答复.

真诚地,
迪安


Top image: Teacher 玛丽安的爱 wades in the Great Salt Lake during a fourth-grade field trip to Antelope Isl和 in May 2018.

学生的声音

罗兰堂幼儿园的孩子正在给毛绒玩具做检查

When kindergarten lead teacher Margaret Chapman learned she would be taking a two-month leave of absence in early 2020 for heart surgery, she knew that she—along with assistant kindergarten teacher Bethany Stephensen—would have many tasks to complete to keep their classroom running smoothly. At the top of the list? 确保学生有一个安全的地方来思考他们学校生活的重大变化.

贝瑟尼说:“这是孩子们将在未来几周内处理的一件大事。.

戏剧:一种学生分配、承担和表演不同角色的戏剧.

支持学生, 贝瑟妮和玛格丽特设立了一个特殊的戏剧游乐区,称为儿童心脏病科. 在那里, 孩子们可以尝试扮演修复心脏的心脏病专家的角色——就像将要修复玛格丽特心脏的医生一样. Complete with white coats, medical masks 和 hats, 检查和x光室, a file for records 和 prescription orders, 和 instruments like stethoscopes 和 thermometers, 这个地方是幼儿园小朋友们互相练习的好地方, as well as on the classroom’s many stuffed animals.

Margaret intentionally sits near kinder-cardiology as the children 玩 so they can ask her questions about her surgery 和 what school will be like while she is away. 这是很重要的, 伯大尼说, 因为戏剧给孩子们提供的不仅仅是简单的娱乐,它还能帮助他们分辨出什么是最重要的, 有时可怕, 周围发生的事情,他们不能完全理解,也无法控制.

假扮成儿童心脏病科医生的幼儿园小朋友

医生来了! 玛格丽特·查普曼(Margaret Chapman),中心,与罗兰·霍尔儿童心脏病学微型医生团队在一起.

戏剧是学习和发展的一个基本组成部分, 帮助孩子通过他们的生活经历和处理情绪.—Bethany Stephensen, kindergarten assistant teacher

“戏剧是学习和发展的一个基本组成部分, 帮助孩子通过他们的生活经历和处理情绪,伯大尼说. “对于那些生活主要由成年人控制的孩子们来说,这是一个让他们感到强大和有能力的机会.”

3PreK首席教师Gail Rose和3PreK助理教师Mary Swaminathan表示同意. “Dramatic 玩 allows children to act out their stories 和 gives them the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective,“他们解释.

了解这种类型的游戏在儿童早期的重要性, “we are always on the lookout for themes that are naturally coming up in children’s 玩 or experiences in their lives that are impacting their experiences at school,伯大尼说. “We then develop emergent curriculum to scaffold children’s learning through 玩 opportunities based on our observations.”

虽然成人的参与在某些类型的戏剧中是有益的, 罗兰堂的初级学校的老师们也很清楚,孩子们需要接触非结构化的, 或开放式的, 玩.

“鸿博体育努力在结构化和非结构化游戏体验之间找到平衡,”Bethany说. “It's important to us to be mindful of when children should be left to their 玩 和 when adult involvement 和 encouragement of specific types of 玩 or skill practice is beneficial.”

孩子之间无组织的玩耍可以帮助他们发展他们一生所需的重要社交技能, 喜欢团队合作, 信心, 解决问题, 语言发展, 自我控制, 和 emotional regulation. 最重要的是, 孩子们不需要太多的东西来让它发生:戏剧表演只需要最小的道具和少量的空间, 无论是在教室里,还是在操场这样的开放区域.

两个幼儿园小朋友戏剧性地在医生那里玩体检.

无组织的戏剧表演有助于孩子培养重要的社会技能,如团队合作和解决问题的能力.

家庭空间也可以鼓励戏剧表演,进一步造福儿童. 对于希望在课余时间继续这种游戏的家长和照顾者, Gail 和 Mary gave the following tips:

  • Be a good listener to find out what interests your child.

  • 在戏剧中扮演一个支持的角色,但不要执导.

  • 记住,戏剧表演只需要一些空间和最小的道具——使用可用的东西.

  • 阅读高质量的儿童文学来帮助孩子获得灵感.


最重要的是, 他们说, 记住,孩子是天生的讲故事的人——你可以通过做一个好的倾听者来支持他们, 和, 最重要的是, 通过有趣的.

从实践经验中学习

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