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Vision and Mission

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Mission and Student Learner Outcomes

 

Our School’s Mission

 

Our mission is to provide a rigorous and relevant Common Core STEAM curriculum, where students develop as critical thinkers engaging in a relationship-based collaborative and creative learning environment through self-directed inquiry in which design thinking, technology integration, and project-based learning bridges the arts and sciences in an interdisciplinary and innovative educational model

 

School Vision

 

Broadening access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and highly participatory where new technologies, experimentation, and exploration empower democratic and civic engagement that connects students to the greater global community in a rapidly changing 21st Century.

 

Nurture Curiosity & Expect Creativity

Philosophy

 

            Our goal is to nurture curiosity, wonder, and self-actualization in each student. We believe genuine engagement is the process of discovery in the beauty and truth in nature and the student’s own identity. We believe rigorous inquiry is fundamental to that discovery and that support and scaffolding for each individual student’s instructional needs are primary to each student’s success in that process.

 

            We expect each student to create and that such creation is rigorous and stems from their deep understanding of the beauty and truth in nature and themselves.  We expect each student to critically problem solve in the creative process, with determination, and through faithful and respectful collaboration with their peers and mentors.

 

 

 

Expected School Wide Learning Goals(Outcomes)

 

Bear ESLO’s…

 

Bears are Passionate Learners

Effective Communicators

Analytical Thinkers

Respectful Citizens

 

Description of ESLO’s:

 

Bears are Passionate Learners

  • who use text, technology, and other informational resources appropriately.
  • who use critical thinking skills to accomplish personal and group goals with creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and a global perspective.
  • practice self-directed learning
  • make connections between curriculum and real world applications
  • exhibit a growth mindset

 

Essential Outcome:

Students will be to demonstrate:

            Basic Literacy in the humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, and technology

            References information, multicultural and global literacy

 

Effective Communicators

  • who analyze verbal and written information and articulate their knowledge
  • who skillfully convey ideas using various forms of communication.

 

Essential Outcome:

Students will be to demonstrate:

            Positive interpersonal skills and collaboration

Communication characterized by a clear sense of meaning, purpose and audience

Sensitivity to impact of words and attitudes towards others

 

Analytical Thinkers

  • who approach the world with intellectual curiosity and who attempt to solve complex problems creatively and independently.
  • who distinguish fact from opinion
  • who discern information from a variety of sources
  • who use technology as a tool

 

Essential Outcome:

Students will be to demonstrate:

            Curiosity, creativity, adaptability and intellectual risk taking

The ability to manage complexity by planning and prioritizing

The ability to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate ideas when problem solving

 

Respectful Citizens

  • who are ethical, respectful, self-disciplined
  • contribute to school and community
  • advocate for self and others
  • embrace the diversity of people as well as differing viewpoints and reasoning processes
  • demonstrate a global perspective and respect for human rights
  • accept responsibility for their actions and how they affect the community
  • demonstrate integrity and strive to do their best for themselves and for the world around them

 

Essential Outcome:

Students will be to demonstrate:

      Personal, social and Civic Responsibility

      Reflection, self-direction, resilience

      Commitment to the balance of a healthy mindset

      Have a strong work ethic and Moral Intelligence