Learning Journeys are high-impact educational experiences custom designed for MPS students to connect classroom instruction with real-world learning opportunities. Students attend Learning Journeys throughout Southeastern Wisconsin at the finest historic and living museums, scientific venues, and educational simulation centers. These hands-on learning experiences take students beyond their neighborhoods in order to develop applicable knowledge based on exposure, K3-grade 3; experience, grades 4-8; and exploration, grades 9-12.
The district's ongoing development of high-impact, community-based experiences is specific to each K-grade 8 standards and core curricula. Prior to each Learning Journey, teachers are provided with pre- and post-instructional materials in order for students to fully benefit from the Learning Journey and apply what they learned after participating in the experience. Each externally sponsored Learning Journey promises not only to help extend and improve classroom learning but also ensure that every MPS student is provided with a diverse set of experiences upon completion of eighth grade.
All Learning Journeys are provided to MPS students free of charge. Transportation is arranged by the Learning Journeys planning assistant and paid for on behalf of schools by MPS Central Services. All schools are expected to participate, and all students are expected to participate regardless of classroom, academic, or personal performance.
Teachers - visit mConnect for teacher guides and additional Learning Journeys resources.