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Our Philosophy

Creighton School District is reimagining the education we provide our students and the environment in which we do it. 

The Instructional Design for the Creighton New School will include Open Design Learning Environments, Constructivist Education, Project Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Dual Language Instruction and Multi-Age Instruction. This handout will better explain some of the new innovative things we are doing at Creighton School. 

Creighton Instructional Design 

Open Design Learning Spaces

The open floor plan allows for organic, holistic connections amongst multiple content areas and affords students exposure to authentic, real world learning opportunities.

Dual-Language Instruction

The school will utilize a 50/50 model with half the day being taught in Spanish and the other half in English 

Multi-Age Education

A multi-grade learning environment, refers to a group of learners that serves two or more grade levels of students, that have been intentionally blended together to improve learning

Characteristics of a Creighton Student 

  • Respectful

  • Responsible

  • Self – Disciplined

  • Independent

  • Creative / Inventive

  • Self-Motivated

  • Organized

  • Global Thinker

  • Collaborator

  • Leader

We invite families to take a reflective inventory of their child’s strengths, needs for support, interests, learning styles and educational needs, in deciding if the new school is a good fit for that student. The open floor plan, dual language constructivist model is not for everyone. Some students would thrive in this setting, some would thrive in a more traditional setting. 

Experiential Learning 

“Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing". Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their product.”

Constructivists believe that "learners construct their own reality or at least interpret it based upon their perceptions of experiences, so an individual's knowledge is a function of one's prior experiences, mental structures, and beliefs that are used to interpret objects and events.”

Project Based Learning 

Project Based Learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge. Student voice is key in PBLs. Students are encouraged to determine a project that is important to them. Students engage and are assessed in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and project management. Students take responsibility for their learning and develop solutions for complex problems when their research paper becomes a PBL unit.

New Creighton School .pdf

New Creighton School Spanish.pdf

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