Powerful Learning incorporates the design and implementation of authentic, rigorous units of study based upon the curriculum, the integration of strategic instruction, as well as a focus on creating engaging learning environments and learning connections. It is the integration of all of these dimensions that supports deep understanding of curricular objectives and enables students to acquire a disposition for all learning, now and in their future.
What does Powerful Learning look and sound like?
- Growth mindset is nurtured.
- Strategic planning leads to deep understanding.
- Strategic instruction fosters critically thoughtful creators, connectors and collaborators.
- Effective questioning is used to support learning.
- Learning outcomes are understood by all.
- Effective assessment is ongoing and varied.
- Effective feedback guides the learner towards mastery of outcomes.
- Self and peer assessment support deep understanding and self-regulation.
- Students achieve deep understanding through strategic thinking.
- Supports students to become engaged citizens who actively participate in our community.
- Engages students through meaningful challenges and authentic applications.