ECC Students Collaborate for Learning
This school year, the children in Home Space One (Scott Hankley, Betty Pearson, and Dana Isom) and in Ms. McLaughlin’s first grade class discovered a shared interest in taking walks. The first grade students invited the preschool children on a walk, where they explored the neighborhood using a map they created earlier in the year.
Throughout the fall, the children worked together in a variety of ways. They created collaborative maps, took explorative walks seeking out specific species of trees, and shared what learning was taking place in each other’s classrooms. One of the projects shared from Home Space One, was their experimentation in stop motion videos as a means of story telling. This inspired the first grade class to learn how to make their own videos. Recently, a group of children from each class came together to create a stop motion video of their walks. Teachers, Scott Hankley, Ann McLaughlin, along with Jennifer Strange, also had the chance to share this project with educators around the United States at the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance Initiative in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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