Select students from middle schools in Campbellsport, Hortonville/Greenville, Kimberly, Neenah, and New London worked together this school year with their teachers to co-plan science units and the corresponding classroom lesson plans.
Then, with the aid of their teachers, they delivered instruction to their peers.
Students also co-delivered the instruction to their classmates. The student-designed units included having their classroom peers investigate a new planet discovery within our solar system, endangered species, animal communication and genetics, and planet rotation, revolution and gravity, to name a few.
The student-teacher teams also shared their experience and their science units at the Student-Centered Science Symposium, Friday, May 9 at the CESA 6 Conference Center in Oshkosh.
The collaborative work and shared learning experience of middle school students and their teachers was showcased, including: How students can contribute to their own learning; How students can collaborate with teachers to co-plan lesson instruction; and The “real” lessons learned from this opportunity.
A reception was held prior to the event.
The CESA 6 Gifted and Talented Grant project for 2013-2014, ”Energizing Middle-School Able Learners” was funded by a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction grant awarded to CESA 6 in June 2013.