The Lisle 202 PK-12 curriculum utilizes a variety of avenues to prepare our students for the next levels and college and career readiness. In order to provide valuable academic growth experiences, our grade level teams implement developmentally appropriate, engaging, and informative learning and teaching strategies. Below is a summary of the steps taken to both continue and to enhance our students' learning for academic success in the academic setting and beyond.
When you think of active learning, you might imagine students talking together, reading together, or building creations and discussing their thinking. These types of situations are often associated with young learners, however, these scenarios also reflect the type of collaboration we see in the “real world” as adults.
At Tate Woods Elementary School and Schiesher Elementary School, our teachers work to actively engage our students through what is called the “Workshop Model” for learning as a way to effectively prepare students for the future.
The Workshop Model of instruction is a research-based approach rooted in the learning theory that knowledge emerges in a community of activity, discourse and discussion. It supports the notion that learning is a social activity among learners rather than a practice that is focused on completion of independent work at desks. This model creates an environment for investigating, inquiry and constructing learning that grows stronger thinkers, readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists.
Technology has become an integral part of the world today. This is also true in education.
Students use devices throughout the day, collaborating online and via shared documents both inside and outside of school across grades K-12. More assignments are assigned and completed online requiring students to have consistent access to technology.
In order to address this educational need, Lisle Junior High School and Lisle High School prepared for the implementation of a full 1:1 device plan using Google Chromebooks in 2016-17. One:one device means that each student has a device to individually use for school work both in school and at home.
Lisle Jr. High School and Lisle High School are utilizing the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redirection) Model as a guide for this transition to seamless integration of technology. This model lays the groundwork for the shift from using technology parallel to learning through basic applications such as copying and pasting, to transformative learning, or using technology as an integral vehicle to learning.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school aligned to the Illinois’ Social Emotional Learning Standards to acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Learn more about how Lisle 202 supports social emotional learning on our student services page and by clicking the buttons below.Social Emotional Information & Supports
Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.
LHS offers 13 AP courses. Seniors who score a 3 or higher (on a five point scale) on an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam may earn college credit. The LHS Course Description Book contains detailed descriptions of all AP (and other) coursework.