Elementary Learning Collaborative
The Elementary Learning Collaborative (eLc) at Forest Lake Elementary School builds its foundation upon the Integrated Curriculum Model as developed by the College of William and Mary’s Center for Gifted Education. The Elementary Learning Collaborative program is designed to meet the needs of and challenge highly motivated students that demonstrate the potential for high achievement.
Students are expected to be able to complete on and above grade level work and
often will move through the curriculum at an accelerated pace.
In addition to all of the benefits of the NASA Explorer School program offered at Forest Lake,
students will participate in multiple activities and lessons that will provide opportunities for the
application of 21st-century learning skills: communication, collaboration, critical thinking,
and creativity as they complete interdisciplinary units of study. The in-depth instruction is offered in all curricular areas and is supported through inquiry, research, additional speakers, authentic problem-based learning activities, and field studies.
Teachers and students in the Elementary Learning Collaborative will use and/or have the opportunity to participate in the following:
College of William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education Curriculum
Jacob’s Ladder Critical Thinking & Comprehension Curriculum
Supplementary Enrichment Field Studies & Speakers ~ Invention Convention
NASA Resources ~ NASA Explorer Lab ~ Project Lead the Way Launch Program
Digital Learning through Video Conferences with NASA ~ StarLab Portable Planetarium
NASA Family Nights ~ Civil Air Patrol Curriculum ~ LEGO Robotics ~ STEAM-G Fest
Google: CS (Computer Science) First ~ Sphero ~ Dash and Dot Robots ~ LEGO WeDo ~ Yamaha Keyboards
After School Activities ~ Nook eReaders ~ Chromebooks ~ Interactive Boards
State of the Art News Studio ~ Whole School NASA/STEM-Themed Units of Study