What Will Tomorrow’s Lab Schools Look Like? Northwestern Partners With Day School to Find Out

EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN: What happens when some of the brightest minds in the country sit down with elementary school students to problem solve? Sometimes, they learn something. At least, that’s the goal of Northwestern University’s new partnership with Chicago-based Bennett Day School, which Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) posted an article about last week. The program, which first piloted during the 2015-2016 school year, pairs faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from SESP with students as young as five. According to Bennett Day School CEO Cameron Smith, all those involved--both scientists and educators alike--hope “to build technology and tools together to better recognize patterns in how our students learn.” Students are encouraged to play and innovate side-by-side while the scientists observe. “We are excited to empower both groups of students, younger and older,” Smith explains.

Learn more about the project at http://bennettday.org/northwestern-university/

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