ANNOUNCEMENT: NO SCHOOL Nov. 20-24 in honor of Thanksgiving. Charter Governing Council Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2:30 pm, room 107 at WCC

WEST COUNTY CHARTER

An innovative Design Thinking program
for 7th and 8th grade students

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Charter Governing Council meeting Nov. 28, 2017, 2:30 pm, WCC classroom 107

Strategically located in the town of Forestville in beautiful West Sonoma County.

SPECIALIZED TEACHER TRAINING IN DESIGN THINKING METHOD

  • EMPATHIZE
  • IDEATE
  • TEST
  • DEFINE
  • PROTOTYPE

What is DESIGN THINKING?

The Design Thinking approach assumes learning is a call to action, with students “learning by doing”. Design Thinking promotes a solution-based approach to problem solving. Using this framework, students solve problems through creating and innovating, using their critical thinking and collaboration skills, creativity, empathy, curiosity, and optimism. Students immerse themselves in innovation by drawing on methods and ideas from various disciplines, including math, science, arts, and the social sciences.

How will it be applied to the curriculum?

The Design Thinking method will be used to plan and implement West County Charter’s instructional program and will impact teaching and learning on a daily basis. Students will draw from components of Design Thinking in their daily learning, with a goal of completing two to three culminating project-based learning projects each school year.

WHY CHOOSING WEST COUNTY CHARTER
WILL BENEFIT YOUR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CHILD

  • Dynamic innovative curriculum, teaching methods, and project based learning
  • Teaching and learning programs enhanced by the hands-on Design Thinking approach
  • Participation opportunities in advanced classes at neighboring El Molino High School
  • Small school environment with individualized attention to different learning styles
  • Smaller student to teacher ratio
  • Charter school governance structure offers greater parent participation, input and influence

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