Oakridge Exemplary Project

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Pandemic Problem solving 1/25/21

This week’s project is as real world as it gets.  When students return to school, all current models will have them spaced out 6 feet in the classroom, and 10 feet when they are doing activities like PE and recess.  Students will not be able to move as freely in the classroom as in the past, so students will need to be able to have a wheelhouse of activities that they can do when feeling restless in their chair.  Students this week are tasked with creating an easy way to visualize and remember what 6 and 10 feet look like that can be shared with other students, to come up with activities to do from a chair when restless, and to come up with ideas and games that can be done during recess with 10 feet of separation.

S: Corona virus and CDC recommendations

T: Video recording

R: What to do with a Problem



M: Measurement

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mosaic is defined as a combination of diverse elements forming a more or less coherent whole. Oakridge’s exemplary project(Mosaic) is all about how each unique individual in our school has the ability to make a greater impact by working with others. Our students, families, and staff have social capital that can be used to enrich our learning. Mosaic will work to improve the school, the community, the region, the state, the nation, and the world through meaningful student and staff co-led projects. The projects will start small on the school level and progress to what we can do in our macrocosm.  Students will learn about the engineering process as well as growth mindset, understanding that no matter how great something is, anything and everything can be improved.  There will be a large focus on the 4 c’s, Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication. Combined, the four C’s empower students to become one-person think tanks. Then, when those students get together, they can achieve almost anything!


Meet Oakridge’s new exemplary project coordinator – Sean.Jones@apsva.us