ReImagining Calrossy Anglican School
Case Study 1
There is nothing better than seeing learners fascinated by discovering the world around them. It’s those moments teachers live for. Amber Chase, Director of ICT for Calrossy Anglican School in New South Wales, is no different.
A desire to see such moments realized for her students is what led her to a partnership with the Global Digital Citizen Foundation. Read about her success with Solution Fluency in this case study.
Teachers live for those moments in which learners are engaged in solving problems that matter, and Amber Chase, Director of ICT for Calrossy Anglican School in New South Wales, is no different. A desire to see such moments realized for her students is what led her to a partnership with the Global Digital Citizen Foundation and its president Lee Watanabe-Crockett.
“After working with Lee, I saw the value in the school adopting a shared language around problem-solving, and Solution Fluency was a perfect fit,” she recalls. Solution Fluency would play an active part in Calrossy’s upcoming Water Week Challenge for the students.
For Water Week, Calrossy’s Year 7 and 8 secondary boys and girls swapped normal classes for a week of water-focused activities that actively engaged them in problem-solving quests and discovery learning challenges. Projects included coding spheres to navigate a water course in a pool, building boats, ice water bath experiments, and more.
“Students are loving the more hands-on approach to learning that working with the Fluencies has brought, and teachers are loving the chance to shake things up a bit and try something new,” says Amber. And now even bigger whole-school projects are being discussed with enthusiasm by teachers and students.
Implementation of the Fluencies, although still in the early stages at our school, has been gaining momentum since demonstrating to our teachers how they can be used, and providing them with templates and tools to help in their classrooms.Amber Chase