Our Learning Model

 

The four-step process of the PowerPlay Learning Model empowers young people to take charge of their learning as they strive to achieve their own goals in a project that is relevant to their lives. Young people lead this process and adults stand by to observe, reassure and provide assistance when needed.

 

Challenge

Exciting real-world challenges spark curiosity, capture imaginations and inspire learners to flex their creative muscles.

Plan

Young people set goals, identify tools they will need and lay out a step-by-step action path to reach their targets.

 

Action

Youth take risks, experiment, express themselves and stretch their capacities as they implement their plans.

Reflection

Learners consider their experience, celebrate accomplishments and develop success strategies for school and other areas of life.

 

Our multi-faceted project and real-world theme add rigour to the classroom. We engage students in learning by:

  • Appealing to their interests.

  • Communicating at their level of understanding.

  • Using fun and interactive techniques.

  • Empowering them to be decision makers.

  • Encouraging them to make mistakes and treat "failures" as learning opportunities.

  • Challenging them to create their own solutions.