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The following videos demonstrate how Turning Point School uses process-based learning to inspire students (and teachers!) to explore and expand their aptitude for design and discovery. Utilizing the method of "Learn, Practice, Share, and Revise," we create experiences that encourage collaboration, develop resiliency, and inspire joyful learning.
Learn and Practice
In a professional development workshop, elementary teachers collaborate to make Scribble Machines, motorized contraptions made from simple materials, which they will later introduce to students.
Elementary teachers build on their experiences from their professional development workshop to lead Turning Point School "Families" in an all-school Scribble Machine project. Students and staff tinker, experiment, test, and "think" with their hands as they work together to create a functioning machine. Turning Point Families are multi-age groups of approximately 20 students, teachers, and staff members from all different grade levels and departments who gather once per month to work on unique activities and build community.
Middle School students design, tinker, construct, and revise as they create games for our annual Halloween Carnival using upcycled materials. The games are designed to appeal to students in preschool through third grade, who will put them to the test during the much-anticipated carnival. Even fouth and fifth grade students play a role in the process by beta testing the games and providing valuable feedback to the game designers. Video coming soon!