core competency instruction and practice

每日小Group Learning in Literacy and Mathematics

It’s not *all* waterfalls and rainsticks. Sometimes it’s worksheets and revisions. Yes, worksheets, skill practice, discreet instruction are absolutely part of the PCS curriculum.

In order to tackle the projects and real world problem-solving at heart of PCS integrated learning, students need to be (and deserve to feel!) confident and competent with core literacy and mathematics skills. For many students, the structured, transparent skill development and practice that happens during daily literacy and math group learning is a welcome exception to our more project-based norm — a chance to hone their skills, approach challenges directly, and see immediate results. Core literacy and mathematics competencies are tools, and students need opportunities to develop the tools they need to accomplish meaningful learning.