UNION — How do you make up a snow day?
That’s the question some students at Foster Park Elementary School recently pondered during a collaboration between Mrs. Hughey’s 3rd and 4th grade E.M.E.R.G.E. groups. The students took part in a Problem-Based discussion about how (hypothetical) snow days can be made up.
The students were given a scenario to deliberate based on how to make up days within a school district.. The different groups considered options like turning teacher work days into school days, extending the school year, or even adding time at the end of each day. Another option was to simply forgive a certain amount of days so that they did not have to be made up. Each group of students had an opportunity to present their “Snow Day Strategy” to the rest of the class.
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is based on real-life scenarios. Students learn to solve challenges through an extended process of asking questions, finding and investigating resources, and applying information to solve real-world problems.
This story courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School.