Project-Based Learning and 21st Century Skills The 21st Century Skills are central to Project-Based Learning at CSA. Read more about 21st Century Skills at www.p21.org
CSA Lincoln and CSA Fodrea staff members collaborated to create rubrics for the "big 3" 21st Century Skills at CSA Elementary:
-Teamwork and Collaboration -Productive and Innovative Use of Technology -Oral Communication
While these are not tracked on report cards, they are qualities and skills we strive to instill in our students. Parents and students can use these to get an accurate picture of how well students are developing the skills they desperately need as they enter the "real world!"
CSA-Lincoln is a "different" kind of school. Students learn differently and teachers facilitate learning in non-traditional ways. So, of course the annual fundraiser for CSA-Lincoln is a bit different than what you would expect! Students work in collaborative teams across grade levels to raise money. Sounds normal, right? At CSA Lincoln, students don't sell candy or have a walk-a-thon. Instead, when students reach their fundraising goal, they complete a COMMUNITY SERVICE project.
It works like this:
Grade level teams work together to collect donations from family and friends
Partner with a local business or non-profit organization when possible
Compete to collect the most $ for the Student Activities Fund (only used for students!)
The class with the most $ and participants earn a class party - To repay the community for achieving the fundraising goal, we complete a community service project.
If you have suggestions for a community service project, please let us know!
Columbus Signature Academy Passions Groups CSA believes that learning is a life-long skill. Teachers and staff work hard to demonstrate to students that adults also need to know "how to learn" in order to be successful. During Passions Group time, teachers, students, and staff members spend time learning together, side-by-side as we pursue topics that others are passionate about.
Mission Statement for Passions
Passions Groups will promote student inquiry by making connections to personal interests. These connections will drive excitement and foster deeper understanding. Students will become life-long learners forever enriching their personal growth.
Students will sign up for a new Passions Group each quarter. CSA Lincoln is currently looking for partners who would like to share their passion with students. If you are a parent or community member who is willing to share your passion with students for any of the quarters below, you can complete a proposal by downloading it here: PASSIONS PROPOSAL. Please send your proposal to your child's teacher or the principal, Brett Findley at email@example.com.