Project Based Learning: Call for Student Mentors

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Published:

February 17, 2021

Newsletter Edition:

NewsBites, Issue 1 - 2021

Excerpt:

Join our new Project Based Learning program as a Student Mentor and help us deliver a new approach to teaching and learning on Wednesdays in 2021!

Would you like to mentor the next generation?
Do you have expertise you would love to share?

In 2021 Faith Lutheran College is embarking on a journey which will transform our teaching and learning.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. Through this process, students gain knowledge, develop new skills and draw on multi-disciplinary sources to succeed, promoting an approach to learning and application of acquired knowledge that mirrors life beyond schooling.

 


 

Project Based Learning at Faith

 

At Faith Lutheran College, we’re committed to providing an education that prepares our students for an ever-changing world. In line with our commitment to offering contemporary education, we are implementing a new timetable that provides room for students to engage in Project Based Learning, and allows each learner to explore self-directed projects that connect learning to their personal passions and individual interests.

With our newly developed timetable, students can engage in projects outside of the core curriculum each Wednesday — projects that will allow our students to direct their own learning, and encourage them to undertake this learning with passion, joy and excitement.

 

Call for Community Mentors

 

To support our students on this new adventure in Project Based Learning, we are seeking members of our school community with industry or hobby experience to act as expert adult mentors.

At this stage, we are unsure of the expertise the students may need. This is their journey to shape and direct, not ours.

We might need expertise in visual arts, a talented barista, or the skill set of a civil engineer. We might need the insight of a social worker, or the eye-for-detail of a lawyer. We might need the advice of a builder, a chef, a fitness instructor or a librarian.

The list truly is endless, but with the help of our school community it is our intention to create a database of available “experts” which students can access to assist in their journeys. Whatever your skill set, this is an opportunity to play a key role our educational community and to share your knowledge and expertise with students who are keen to learn.

 

Support our students with your expertise

 

if you are interested in this opportunity, and can commit to the following:

  • Wednesday availability in a blocked time slot (i.e. one hour)
  • In person or online availability (i.e. Zoom, Skype, Phone Call)
  • Passion and excitement
  • Expertise in some area, industry, or hobby
  • Current blue card or the ability to obtain one
  • Your willingness to help develop a young person to be world ready

Please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you.

On behalf of our staff and students, thank you in advance for your support, and for partnering with us – and we look forward to a truly exciting year of teaching and learning at Faith!

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