Much of what happens in education happens outside of the classroom. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or University students, learning comes in unexpected ways and places. At the Four Bridges Project, we believe in expanding the horizons of students and individuals through 5 growing paradigms in education:
Integration of technology
Project Based Learning
steAm (the integration of Arts and Humanities in stem)
Through our virtual presence in Second Life™ we are exploring the educational opportunities of these 5 paradigms while continuing our commitment to cultivating civic engagement and responsibility. We understand that what happens in the virtual world through our community involvement helps us to find ways to be a better community member in all of communities.
At our physical location, students work with community mentors and partners on projects that are important to THEIR community. We recognize that the needs of a community differ from region to region. It's important that students gain an overall perspective molded with their community's unique needs.
The student groups that work through the Four Bridges Project have an opportunity to work with students from diverse cultures and different disciplines on community impact projects. We begin by exploring the issues that face our community in the virtual world and then work as a group to decide how we want to participate and/or model the project using technology.
Because Four Bridges (4B) houses organizations, retail locations and companies looking towards the future, we are able to help students, build their own style and degree of involvement. They can use the project to design an event around raising awareness or to highlight their own artistic projects.
The students are given guidance and are encouraged to work with other groups of students in the project to model their ideas, gain cultural understanding and build their technical skills at the same time.
For additional information on getting your class or student involved, please use the contact form and contact us.
Four Bridges Education
Four Bridges Innovation Center
Student centered design and exhibition center.