Learning Immersion Days
As 21st century learners, our students are growing up in an era that demands unprecedented media literacy, critical analysis, creativity, global awareness and connection, and an ability to communicate concisely, effectively, and compassionately. In order to cultivate these skills, the ninth grade curriculum provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to teaching concepts that extends beyond any single subject matter for deeper and more meaningful student learning. For our ninth-grade Capstone Year experience, RCS has created Learning Immersion Days (LIDs) to enhance and complement classroom learning in different subject areas. Each LID will transport students off campus for experiential, hands-on learning, using New York City and surrounding areas as their classroom for the day. These unique excursions will entail several interdisciplinary activities to engage and inspire the ninth graders, who will then return to their RCS classrooms ready to apply what they’ve learned in the real world. LIDs allow students to tap into unique learning modalities using an authentic and substantive approach that is both relevant and timely, and fosters in our ninth graders awareness of and engagement with the rich and dynamic world that surrounds them.