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PCA hosted the 10th “Book Character Costume Day”, this is a day that celebrates and promotes literacy and creativity. Students and staff dress up like their favorite book character or topic. It could be a character from ones favorite literature, or it can even be a topic from an informational book- connected to expedition topics or something else you’re interested in. […]
In this blog post, Anne Vilen, a writer for EL Education and co-author of Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work that Matters and Learning that Lasts: Challenging, Engaging and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction, discusses how teachers can create lessons that meet standards and are meaningful to students, using Polaris Charter Academy’s […]
This piece was written by Michelle Navarre, Head of School, at Polaris Charter Academy in Chicago, and Linda McEvoy Grein, Former Math Instructional Guide at Polaris Charter Academy and Executive Director, EduQuate LLC, and was originally published on Education Week’s Learning Deeply blog.
Through this fieldwork 7th grade students began to embark on a journey through the scientific world with the Lincoln Park Zoo and their Young Researchers Collaborative program! Throughout the school year, students will conduct their own research project by collecting scientific data in their neighborhood as well as at the LPZ Nature Boardwalk. This was […]
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