Diana Laufenberg teaches 11th-grade American History at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia.
A farm kid from Wisconsin, Diana Laufenberg has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies. Laufenberg’s latest adventure finds her at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA), one of Philadelphia’s newer high schools, in partnership with the Franklin Institute.
The approach is both old and new. SLA is an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st-century learning. SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
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“Ask [students] to go to places, to see things for themselves, to actually experience the learning, to play, to inquire.”
“We deal right now in the educational landscape with an infatuation with the culture of one right answer that can be properly bubbled on the average multiple choice test. I am here to share with you, it is not learning.”