Flex42 – a Connected Learning Community

Flex42 is an inquiry-driven, project-based program focused on developing 21st Century Learning skills & competencies for students in grade 8 and 9.

Flex42 will be launched SEPTEMBER 2015. If you would like additional information, please email Darren_Rowell@nullsd42.ca

IN THE NEWS: More education options with Flex42 (PDF) (Maple Ridge News, Jan. 31st, 2014)

Connected LearningFlex42 will combine scheduled time in-class with a teacher at a high school in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District and off-campus time where students manage their own learning. The program is designed to allow students to have a flexible schedule for their learning and to be able to participate in hands-on learning designed by the student in conjunction with the teacher. Student learning will be integrated across the curriculum and be inquiry focused with students helping to create learning that is meaningful and relevant to them.

“Effective inquiry is more than just asking questions. Inquiry-based learning is a complex process where students formulate questions, investigate to find answers, build new understandings, meanings and knowledge, and then communicate their learnings to others.  In classrooms where teachers emphasize inquiry-based learning, students are actively involved in solving authentic (real-life) problems within the context of the curriculum and/or community.  These powerful learning experiences engage students deeply. Research suggests that inquiry-based learning increases student creativity, independence, and problem solving skills, and it improves student achievement.” (Source: Alberta Education) The learning outcomes covered will the same as students registered in grade 8 and 9 in “Bricks and Mortar” schools.

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Educational Leadership – Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning (Article)

The following video provides an explanation of project-based learning: The following video provides a good summary of inquiry-based learning: