On Tuesday, May 2, from 6-8pm
Mason City Schools will host a Personal Learning Days Showcase in the Mason High School Large Commons. The Showcase will feature more than 30 Mason Early Childhood Center, Western Row Elementary, Mason Intermediate School, Mason Middle School and Mason High School students who used their personal learning days in extraordinary ways and maximized their learning experiences.
This school year, Mason City Schools had two personal learning days on November 21, 2016 and February 17, 2017. On these days, instead of reporting to school, students explored their passions.
"Personal Learning Days offer an innovative approach that honors the fact that learning is ongoing and continues to take place outside the current school day. Our students and families truly took advantage of this unique learning opportunity and we are looking forward to our Personal Learning Days Showcase to see a sample of some of the creative projects that took place during this first year,” said Chief Innovation Officer Jonathan Cooper
. "So far this year, we have had high school students co-design a field trip to a highly specialized science lab in Chicago, design job shadowing partnerships with local doctors and business leaders, and work with other students to design and actually build a shelter out of reused materials in an effort to blend design and sustainability. We have had elementary students take on projects that extend the learning that is happening in their STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) Innovation Lab, help design family vacations to incorporate a learning passion, and spend time learning more about community service by intentionally developing ways to serve their neighbors."
Learn more about Personal Learning Days