One such example of how this new learning approach is being applied is the ongoing Billion Oyster Project. “They have oysters in the classroom and they have oysters growing inside the river. They’re checking on them several times a year and they’re running observational analyses and experiments, while also learning about the history, reading, utilizing math,” says Theodore G. Tasoulas, principal of A. Fantis. “The focus with that would be how to repopulate the harbor with oysters.”
A. Fantis is located at 195 State St., Brooklyn. For more information about A. Fantis, call 718-624-0501 or visit Afantis.org.
Image: The Billion Oyster Project is an example of the Phenomenon-Based learning approach, where students at A. Fantis check in on oysters growing in the classroom and conduct experiments while learning about the history of them, reading about them, and utilizing math.
Courtesy A. Fantis