The mission of Opal Public Charter School is “to provoke fresh ideas in education.” A Reggio Emilia-inspired school chartered by the Portland Children’s Museum, it fulfills this mission in a number of ways. One way is holding fast to its belief in children and adults as researchers and co-creators. Throughout the year, teachers co-create the curriculum with students (see their blog for some examples) and they share the fruit of their research with other educators from around the world at Opal School’s annual symposium.
More on Opal Charter School:
Walking a Story: http://vimeo.com/55628501
Marshmallow Challenge: http://vimeo.com/61012679
Exploring the Idea of a Quest: http://vimeo.com/55148247
Dialogue with Natural Materials: http://vimeo.com/61231018