i4Learning ignites a passion for life-long learning through individialization, real-life exploration opportunites, and 21st century thinking.
i4Learning will guide and grow life-long learners through an individualized, innovative, integrated and intrinsically inspired environment.
Key Components of the i4Learning experience
- Multi-age Collaborative Learning Environment - students are not bound by their birth year or year they enrolled in school. Students will learn skills needed to engage in a collaborative learning environment in grades 4K-5th.
- ePortfolios - students will develop an online portfolio that they will continue to build as they proceed through their learning experience.
- Community Partnerships - the governance council, staff, PTO, students, parents will seek ways to partner with those outside the education realm to provide students with rich, meaningful, authentic learning experiences beyond the brick-and-mortar school.
- Project-based Learning - students and staff will engage in project-based learning where they will have the opportunity for voice and choice in their educational journey through rich, authentic learning experiences.
The i4Learning Education Model was inspired by a TED Talk given by Sir Ken Robinson titled, "Bring on the Learning Revolution." He states, "Human flourishing is not a mechanical process, it is an organic process. You cannot predict the outcome of human development, all you can do - like a farmer - is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish." This is a fitting description of the educational model the teachers and staff will be working to create in rural Wayne, Wisconsin.