“I notice…” & “I wonder..,” are two standard guiding questions in Expeditionary Learning.
Students at The Franklin School of Innovation are always encouraged to ask questions, both to deepen individual/collective inquiry and understanding of Big Ideas.
In planning Expeditions, teachers work in grade level teams to make connections across the curriculum while planning real-world experiences that engage students in asking even deeper questions,…and (most importantly) in seeking answers.
When students are actively engaged in generating questions, theories, and in creating ways to share what they notice and wonder, learning is made purposeful and fun.
The first ever FSI Expedition: “It’s Not My Fault!” exemplifies this real world application. Thank you, 6th grade team: Katie Lapinski, Gina Lappe, Tony Freeman, and Charlie Keller, (not to mention parent volunteers) for being fearless and innovative FSI faculty crew explorers on this mission.
The following photographs document FSI’s 6th grade field work at the highest peak east of the Mississippi River! (We really got lucky on the weather!)