Project-based, inquiry learning is the foundation for our LEAP program. This program challenges students to move from simpler, surface level questions (What is the weather like in Hawaii?) to deeper, more complex questions (How does the geography and climate of Hawaii impact its farming and crop production?) that will open the door to independent investigation.
Learning is student driven, and engagement remains high as students delve into the topic of their choice, inspiring a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the material.
The teacher takes on the role of facilitator, providing a framework in which the students can conduct their research and present their findings – whether it be through song, poster board, video, or diorama. In the end, one question is answered, but many more have arisen, and a spark has been ignited.