Ala. school implements outdoor learning as part of its math, science curricula

10/31/2013 | (Alabama)

An elementary school in Alabama has rolled out a more rigorous math program this school year under the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative. The program incorporates outdoor learning and features fruit trees, goldfish ponds, chickens and more. It's is part of a larger effort to teach students to evaluate and solve problems, Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said. "That's the difference between the baseline minimum of what we want students to do, [versus] thinking and figuring it out. We're teaching high-order skills that local industries want their employees to be able to do," he said.

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