Over the past seven years, Langdon School has used Project Based Learning and Inquiry-based learning to engage their students in their studies. “We firmly believe that when students are involved in their learning, they are motivated, and their interest skyrocket”, said school Principal David Smith. At Langdon School, they seek to blend the best of both worlds of teaching and interactive experiences.
The month of April had students from Langdon School, specifically Mr. Franks, Ms. Breakey, and Mr. MacDonald’s classes working on an “Engineering Challenge”.
“Students used their knowledge of science and mathematics to develop an engineering feet! It has been incredible to see what our students are creating and imagining. The heart of inquiry learning is stretching the boundaries of what is possible and reaching for what might be. Students in these classes have been working with their parents and guardians, along with their peers and teachers, to build or create a simulation, which will be presented at Telus Spark”, added Smith.
April 5th was the big day as Mr. Frank’s grade 4’s, Ms. Breakey grade 6’s and 7’s and Mr. MacDonald’s grade 8’s headed to the Telus Spark and set up their projects for the public to take in. The building was all a buzz as these excited students, along with students from other area schools, with amazing engineering projects.
Alysha Matchett, one of participating students said, “It was really cool to have the experience to talk to many different people. I learned some new things based on other people’s experiences. My project turned out really well. A lot of people were amazed by it. I am proud of my project”.
“Rocky View Schools has had an excellent relationship with Telus Spark for a couple of years now where we can have our students learn from their maker spaces, experiment and also develop teacher skills. Way to go students and teachers!” added Principal Smith