Connecting classrooms to careers is the focus of a grant received by Richland Junior Senior High School which supports educators in creating flexible pathways to learning.
The $12,750 grant is building on the work already in place, creating personalized learning plans and providing work based learning opportunities for students. “This grant represents the continuation of a lot of initiatives that are currently in our building,” said Humanities teacher Laura Frangipane, who wrote the grant. The Flexible Pathways Initiative has already been initiated, having students create personalized learning plans. “We believe that personalizing learning will create more engagement and persistence,” said Frangipane. “Students engage in learning when it feels authentic.” For example, a student who feels that writing or English class is useless might excel in a forestry class. “What can we do, as educators, to help students transfer strengths into a new or uninteresting subject?” asked Frangipane. “To us, this student’s success in forestry class results from believing the learning is relevant. This can be the power of connecting all classrooms to careers.” Continue reading Related article