Randall Fielding and Team FNI visited the High School for Recording Arts in Minneapolis/ St. Paul, with a group of educators, architects, and city planners from the Queen City of Regina, Saskatchewan. The visitors were fortunate to be at "Hip Hop High" for the "Friday Free For All", when students use the stage to debut some of their latest creative productions. Take a look...
The visit was part of a weeklong "Journey of Discovery" in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area designed to assist the Regina Steering Committee as they work to develop a comprehensive design plan for a shared facility complex in the neighbourhood of North Central, consisting of Scott Collegiate High School and other key Regina community organizations. Team FNI recently saw Scott Collegiate students perform a hip hop song, "So Far, So Good" in Regina as part of their dinner theater production.
In addition to student participation the Science Advisor at HSRA, Ms Kelli, took the stage at the Friday Free For All and sang a wonderful rendition of "Amazing Grace". What a way to connect with her students! Kelli met the students "on their turf" in a respectful and self-respecting way that can only increase her effectiveness as an educator.
These videos powerfully demonstrate the value of Project Based teaching/learning. All of the 6 Hallmarks of Effective PBSL are evident at Hip Hop High:
- Student Engagement
- Working Cooperatively
- Connection to Curriculum