COLLABORATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY
Pathlight Preparatory Collaborative Learning Community invites educators to examine what, where and how students should learn in order to thrive in a dynamic world. It invites administrators and community partners to reflect about the purpose of education in the 21st century and envision practical ways to promote relevant, deep and engaging learning for all. When teachers embrace learning for the future, they nurture expert thinking, collaboration, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. They foster intercultural understanding, environmental stewardship and global citizenship. They invite students to understand complex problems, create quality work and express themselves through traditional and new media-ultimately preparing students to live ethical and reflective lives in their rapidly changing communities.
Our Collaborative Learning Community allows a parent and student to have an opportunity to work collaboratively and with an interdisciplinary team comprised of educators, administrators, and student support services personnel to design an individualized instructional delivery plan that is both student-centered and one that complements the student’s unique learning style(s).
Our goal is to ensure student success by believing in our student’s potential, while at the same time fostering a culture that embraces “zero tolerance for failure and mediocrity.” This is accomplished by providing our students a learning environment that is rich with opportunities for success.
Collaborative Active Learning
The focus of Pathlight Preparatory (PP) is Collaborative Active Learning. We understand collaborative active learning in a broad sense to include active classroom activities that embody three principles.
Pathlight Preparatory (PP) Collaborative Active Learning three (3) principles or activities are:
Unbiased-Balanced: Everyone in the collaboration is expected to contribute, which emphasizes the value of different knowledge, perspectives, and skill sets.
Discussion-Based: The involvement of all the collaborators necessitates their interaction, which opens their horizons to new ideas and requires communication.
Inquiry-Driven: Collaborative Learning encourages students to ask questions and to consider a variety of approaches to problems