A new way of moving students through curriculum is helping advanced students get ahead and stimulating their problem solving creativity.
Often high achieving students are overlooked, but at Huntersville Elementary, Sabrina Walters, the talent development teacher, has made certain this will not happen.
“We are doing some innovative work at Huntersville Elementary by allowing students to test out of units of study and replace those units with opportunities for critical and creative problem-based learning opportunities,” Walters said.
If students master content on a pre test, they get to participate in special enrichment activities, such as building robots and other challenges. In last year’s inaugural Rockin’ Robotics competition, students competed with others in the area on projects emphasizing teamwork and problem solving skills with science and technology.
“They will learn how to communicate and collaborate with their peers, and they will learn how to shape their futures to become creators, not just consumers,” Walters said.