This virtual Learning Journey program is composed of two parts: Virtual energy labs (Part 1) will explore types of energy, and a 360-degree tour (Part 2) of the Les Paul's House of Sound exhibit explores science, music, and innovation.
Each grade 4 classroom will participate in virtual energy labs (Part 1) and attend a 360-degree tour (Part 2) for the Discovery World virtual Learning Journey. Teachers may access Part 1 and Part 2 of the virtual Learning Journey via YouTube link on the Discovery World Learning Journey Google Site. (NOTE: Each video may require a password to access. If needed, passwords for Part 1 and Part 2 will be provided to each teacher via email prior to the assigned completion date.)
Teachers may begin their virtual Learning Journey viewing labs and tour prior to completion date when passwords are received. Student worksheets are needed for both parts — energy labs and the 360-degree tour — of the Learning Journey. Using the Discovery World Learning Journey Google Site, teachers should implement their two-part virtual program curriculum, pre- and post-trip activities, complete guided virtual tours, and both feedback forms by the assigned date.
The program completion date will be assigned to schools as the deadline to complete all virtual Learning Journey components. Date assignments will be sent directly to school principals via Smartsheet for confirmation prior to the Learning Journey.
Teachers are expected to use all curricular materials in preparation of their virtual Learning Journey labs Energy Experience (Part 1) and 360-degree tour of the Les Paul's House of Sound exhibit (Part 2) virtual program. Instead of a curriculum guide for this Learning Journey, all curricular materials, pre- and post-trip activities, and virtual exhibit tours are located on the Discovery World Learning Journey Google Site. All lessons from previous curriculum guides have been adapted to the Google Site for virtual learning. Teachers will need to plan for any technology needs.
Did you know that Learning Journeys aligns to an academic and career planning framework and provides instruction, activities, resources, and opportunities for students?
Yes! Teachers are required to include their Learning Journey program and instructional materials in their academic and career plan for administrative approval. This Learning Journey implements a curriculum and instruction (C&I) framework and an academic and career planning (ACP) framework to ensure that students develop skills not only for academics but also for professional development. The ACP framework emphasizes holistic learning objectives in career awareness (K3–grade 3), career exploration (grades 4–8), and career planning and preparation (grades 9–12). Connect with your ACP team or school counselor for more information!
Your input is needed. After completing the Learning Journey, please take three minutes to fill out the ACP feedback form and let us know about your experience.
Teachers are required to implement all curricular materials associated with this Learning Journey. All curricular materials for the program are available on the Discovery World Learning Journey Google Site. This Learning Journey implements a curriculum and instruction (C&I) framework and an academic and career planning (ACP) framework to ensure that students develop skills not only for academics but also for professional development. The C&I framework provides standards-aligned instructional materials for teachers at each grade level.
To ensure that your Learning Journey is appropriately aligned and meets student learning objectives at this grade level, your input is needed. After completing the Learning Journey, please take five minutes to submit the C&I feedback form and let us know about your experience.
All students are expected to participate. Teachers should plan for classroom technology needs.
For questions regarding the Discovery World Learning Journey Google Site or virtual programming, contact the Extended Learning Opportunities office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding MPS technology platforms may be emailed to the MPS Technology Support Center, or call 414-438-3400.
This Learning Journey is provided free to all MPS fourth-grade classrooms.