Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of articles on the pillars of iLEAD’s educational philosophy and approach.
“What will make someone successful is your relentless capacity to innovate, to create…. It’s your ability to see through challenges, to look for opportunities in problems, and to take action to change things instead of waiting for someone else to do something.” — Yong Zhao
This week’s article brings us to the fifth and final component of the iLEAD acronym; the final piece that ties it all together and makes the iLEAD experience different and meaningful: D, for “Design Thinking.”
The elements of the iLEAD acronym that we’ve unpacked so far include the following:
This brings us to Design Thinking, which is all about problem-solving. Time and again, we have observed how participating in project-based learning (PBL) leads to more meaningful experiences and a deeper understanding for our learners. That is why iLEAD Spring Meadows offers a dynamic classroom approach where learners actively explore real-world challenges to acquire deeper knowledge. Research shows that a learner’s retention of content and interest in learning increase when PBL is done well.
A PBL curriculum that reinforces design thinking includes the following:
When all is said and done, iLEAD Spring Meadows’s emphasis on design thinking through project-based learning is building learners into well-rounded individuals who are empowered to succeed — in school and in life.
At iLEAD Spring Meadows, the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts. Each component of the iLEAD model influences the others, shaping kids into lifelong learners who can make a difference in their world — now and in the future.
In our approach to education at iLEAD Spring Meadows Community School, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process
We are excited to announce that we have been approved to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL of our learners through December 31,
Click here for the academic calendar Wednesday, September 30: Virtual Back to School Night