We will continue the 2023-2024 school year with the same class meeting schedule used last year:
What is Collaboration?
Every Tuesday afternoon there is a 60 minute collaboration/connections block. During this time all students are dismissed to go home, unless there are additional educational supports needed to help them find success in their current studies.
Why are we doing this?
The purpose is to increase our effectiveness in helping all students learn, and to provide structured time for them to either collaborate with other students or to catch up on homework, study for tests, etc. It is commonly assumed that the primary purpose of school is to ensure that children are taught, but Learning Communities go beyond this to ensure that all students are learning and are given the skills to “learn how to learn.” This remains our goal.
Teachers planning and collaborating together on a regular basis within school hours leads to improved teaching strategies and assessment, smoother transitions between courses, and more effective programs. By adjusting the timetable to allow for greater collaboration among staff, our school can better meet the challenge of continual improvement as we transition to the new curriculum.