The January 31st Pennington Street Showcase was a huge success. A big thank you to all the families and community members who came out to celebrate project-based learning and to see the many ways our students are able to demonstrate their learning.
The theme of the winer showcase was Arts and Culture. Our students presented their learning about the borderlands and the impact of walls and barriers on human and animal migrations, they analyzed data from World War II, they demonstrated Algebra 2 concepts using string art, performed interactive scenes from dystopic novels, presented research from the New York Times 1619 Project, made alters to ancestors, displayed their original political cartoons about the industrial revolution, performed live music, and so much more.
At our three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools, we value meaningful, authentic, and real-world learning. We offer our students the opportunity to grapple with complicated issues and problems in engaging and rigorous ways. We also expect our students to be able to demonstrate their learning at public events so they can share their deep understandings and expertise.
The next Pennington Street Showcase is scheduled for Friday, May 8th. The theme of this upcoming showcase is STEM. Students will be demonstrating their learning on a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math topics. We hope to see you there.