School: John C. Haines Elementary School
Grades Served: PK-8
Location: 247 W 23rd Pl, Chicago, IL
Operator: Chicago Public Schools
Operator Type: District
Students at Start: 630
Students at Capacity: 700
Hallmark Feature: Project-based learning
This redesign effort will transform the school as it becomes fully blended. Teachers will personalize learning by creating individualized learning plans for each student and creating project-based learning opportunities supported by an interdisciplinary curriculum.
- The educators at Haines will create a personalized education for every student. This will be possible through the use of instructional practices such as the rotational model, small group work, whole class instruction, and interdisciplinary project-based learning.
- Teachers will use technology as a tool to help students meet and exceed their individual goals, while ensuring that students take ownership of their progress.
- This redesign builds on a successful project-based learning pilot created during the Summer Design Program and implemented in fall 2013.
- Haines is a traditional neighborhood school. Its student population is 93 percent low-income. 85 percent Asian and 12 percent African American.