J.T. Stevens Elementary School
The applied learning approach encourages children to be independent learners while working as members of a team to apply classroom learning to new situations. Applied learning is based on the belief that, to be relevant, learning must apply to real situations. John Dewey described it as “the idea that there is an intimate and necessary relation between the processes of actual experience and education.” Through real-world connections, students are taught the value of learning and how they can affect their community and the world they live in.
- Students work collaboratively to identify real world challenges and problem solve.
- Students engage in the outdoor learning environment for science observations, projects and experiments. A partnership with BRIT/Real School Gardens immerses students in hands-on learning.
- Students are encouraged to be independent learners while working as members of a team to apply classroom learning to new situations.
- Cardinal enrichment clusters provide opportunities for students to participate in areas of interest and work with students who share that interest.
Attention 5th grade Alice Carlson, Riverside and J.T. Stevens Applied Learning parents!
Students will receive preference to Applied Learning Academy ONLY if it is listed as the first choice on the Choices application.