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Experiential Learning

Experiential learning emphasizes direct experience and active engagement with the subject matter. It involves students actively participating in learning activities, reflecting on those experiences, and using the insights gained to construct new knowledge and understanding. Some examples of experiential learning at Shalom School include:

 

Field Trips

Visiting museums, historical sites, science centers, nature reserves, or businesses provides students with direct experiences related to the curriculum. In addition to our many day field trips for all grades, we have several overnight trips for our upper grades including an immersive Gold Rush experience, an outdoor science school trip, and a capstone trip to Los Angeles for our 6th graders.

 

Service Learning

Students engage in tikkun olam (repairing the world) through community service projects that address real needs in our community while applying academic knowledge and developing civic responsibility.

 

Outdoor Education

Activities like camping, hiking, and team-building challenges promote learning through adventure and interaction with the natural environment.

 

Hands-On Science Experiments

Students actively engage in experiments and investigations in science labs, fostering a deeper understanding of scientific principles.

 

Project-Based Learning

Students work on long-term projects that require research, planning, problem-solving, and collaboration. They may create a product, conduct investigations, or design solutions to real-world problems.

 

Art and Music

Students create art, compose music, or engage in other creative activities to express themselves and develop artistic skills.

 

Cooking

Learning to prepare dishes involves hands-on skill development, problem-solving, and an understanding of the science behind cooking, as well as exposure to the food and traditions of diverse cultures.

 

Student Council

Student Council fosters leadership, responsibility, and teamwork empowering students to contribute to school improvement by organizing and carrying out activities and service projects.

 

Entrepreneurship

Students start and manage entrepreneurial projects, gaining practical experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, and financial management.

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