Posted: Feb 24, 2010 9:04 AM by Robin O'Day
Updated: Feb 24, 2010 9:04 AM
MISSOULA - Students at the Missoula International School are diving deeper into their studies thanks to this week's One Class at a Time grant.
The Missoula International School reaches beyond the text book and takes on an exploratory approach with their inquiry based curriculum, often inviting artists and other community members into their classroom to enrich their students' education.
The bilingual private school focuses more on the concept of their curriculum rather than just the content and thanks to this week's "One Class at a Time" grant from Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station, Mr. Chumrau's fourth and fifth graders are diving deeper into this month's focus of African-American History.
He is able to invite musicians into the classroom and is also purchasing DVDs and books with the grant money, something he says, the children are connecting with, "when we bring a local artist in, it allows them more of an authentic experience. It's not such a virtual experience. It's a literal experience for them. And so, the money allowed us to do that, so it's great. You can hear the drumming in there right now and they're having a great time. It gives them that opportunity to make a personal connection to whatever we're learning."
To find out more apply for a One Class at a Time program, click here.