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Experiential Learning Gives Students A Competitive Edge for Future Success

By November 25, 2022No Comments

CIC provides abundant experiential learning opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to real world situations and develop life-long skills. Here’s a glance at a few examples of how experiential learning makes an impact in and out of classroom, and give students a competitive edge for future success.

Grade 12 Advanced Functions

Ms. Pecarski’s Grade 12 Advanced Functions class is known for being “super fun and hands-on”.

Today, students are working in groups to complete three tasks for real-life applications of logarithmic functions:

  • Test different liquids with pH strips and then determine the hydrogen ion concentrations
  • Play different sounds to determine the decibel levels and then calculate and rank their intensities
  • Use an earthquake simulator to measure the magnitude of earthquakes and then calculate and compare their intensities

Groups that complete the hands-on challenges first are rewarded with snacks 🙂

CIC DECA Chapter Workshop

DECA Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with more than 177,000 members in all 50 United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and Germany. It prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and college around the world.

CIC DECA Chapter recently met with Provincial DECA Officer, Ashley Qian, over Zoom and got their questions answered.

Ashley provided many insightful tips and tricks on how to prepare for the role-play scenarios in DECA competitive events.

One of the keys takeaway from the presentation is to be adaptive and flexible in different situations. Although there might be unfavorable topics in competitions, the important thing is to focus on what you are good at and develop from there.

Can’t wait to see CIC DECA Chapter participate more exciting events and further develop 21st Century leadership skills.

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 Science class covers many interesting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) topics that connects classroom teaching to real world application.
The students recently explored alternatives to fossil fuel and investigated renewable energy sources by building and testing wind turbines and solar power generators.
They observed energy in action, compared the results of different ways to generate electricity and discussed the pros and cons of each renewable energy source.
Thanks to Ms. Lecluse for injecting a lot of fun, hands-on experiment into science class.

Grade 12 Hospitality and Tourism

CIC’s State-of-the-Art Teaching Kitchen is an amazing platform to learn about nutrition and health food choices, explore delicious recipes and experience diverse culinary cultures. It also helps students strengthen their teamwork and collaboration skills which prepare them for success in any future career.

Group 12 Hospitality and Tourism students had a wonderful chance to learn how to cook salmon which is high in Omega-3s (DHA & EPA) and helps lower levels of depression. Yes, food can lift your mood and make you happy!

Thumbs up to Chartwells staff and Chef Maxim for getting our appetite and spirits soaring through hands-on cooking.

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