Glen Ellyn Fourth Graders Identify Areas of Improvement as Part of Problem-Based Learning Exercise at COD

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By Mike McKissack

More than 60 fourth graders from Forest Glen Elementary School in Glen Ellyn shared their ideas for campus and programmatic improvement as part of a recent problem-based learning project. Working in teams of four or five, the students created solutions for a range of issues at the College, including improving community use of COD’s restoration prairies, engaging young children in the upcoming Frida Kahlo exhibit and providing more high-level programs for children through the College’s Continuing Education program. Click here for more photos.

This partnership between College of DuPage and Forest Glen Elementary School was designed as a way for the young students to gain real-world experience in the classroom, integrate problem solving into the curriculum and enhance the students’ opportunities to use critical thinking skills, collaborate, create solutions and communicate their ideas.  (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

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