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 community members through five growing paradigms in education:
Through our virtual presence, we are exploring the educational opportunities of these five 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 better community members in all of our 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 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 before taking the projects into our physical communities. The virtual landscape provides a practical place to fail and to learn from the failures as they develop solutions.
Because Four Bridges (4B) houses organizations, retail locations and companies looking towards the future, we are able to help students build their own styles and degrees of involvement.
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 today! We'd love to hear your idea and talk to you about the opportunities.
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