This has been such a fun and engaging learning experience for not only the students, but for us as well. What we thought may only take a few weeks ended up taking an entire semester to do. The process to writing our ebooks, reading them to all local elementary school students, and reflecting back on all of our experiences has really opened my eyes to how important authentic, inquiry-based learning opportunities are for our students.
At the beginning of this project, the thought of creating an ebook with science students excited me as a media specialist, but the real excitement and eye-opening reflections came from the entire inquiry learning process throughout the semester. We were all learning together in trying something new and out of our comfort zones. The end result was in more confident students who truly enjoyed learning about science and sharing that new found passion with others.
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