PURPOSE: To enhance and expand learning by doing. To build skills that will enable each student to gain a working knowledge of resources in the community. To provide life lessons for successful citizenship.
Field trips or Experience Friday activities that have an academic/ community service purpose qualify for Lifelong Learning credit.
Experiences like attending a Timberwolves game, Twins game, or other non-academic experiences do not qualify for LLL credit unless the student proposes a separate project of academic merit. Examples of this could be researching how umpires are trained, explaining how statistics are calculated in baseball, doing a biography of a player or team.
Hiking, skiing, etc. should be logged as physical activity for PE credit unless separate approved research is completed.
Examples of approved projects may be a plant study, using a compass or GPS to draw coordinates, drawing a contour map, researching how ski resorts or bowling alleys are built/maintained, taking water or soil samples, etc. Students are to maintain a Life Long Learning and Community Service Project in Project Foundry.
Guidelines for completing an effective Life Long Learning Reflection:
Completing a Life Long Learning Result Form will allow you to reflect on your experience and give you a chance to understand what you learned as well as determine what you will still like know know. Reflection is an important skill for a 21st century learner.
· Write a well written paragraph for each of the questions on the form.
· Provide details and evidence of your learning experience in each paragraph
-Life Long Learning Reflections are mandatory for LLL credit if there are no other requirements from the trip leader. Results are due no later than one week following the trip.