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Innovation Days at Elm Place

I’m writing this blog post to relay news about a pretty engaging and cool activity that we are doing this week.  A group of our teachers, our Innovation Team, developed a series of experiences for our students to do on the afternoons of our IL Standards Testing days.  

They call the week Innovation Days, which provide time for students to work in groups on a learning activity of their choice.  7th and 8th graders are participating in a Shark Tank activity, which asks them to develop a product and develop a business model for the product’s production.  6th graders are engaged in a “Fed-Ex Day” type of experience as they investigate an topic of their choice.  

If you think about the concept of GRR (Gradual Release of Responsibility), this is the idea situation.