Learning Explorations at Park Ridge
Reading, writing, math, science, and the arts are all essential skills to develop in children at a young age. The more children learn when they are young, the better they become as adults. We want to teach your children the academic skills they will need to prepare them for their next level of learning.
Park Ridge is the ONLY school in Broward County to be partners with Discovery Education. Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to access the vast resources available in the Discovery Education Network. Teachers work with Discovery coaches to design and implement lessons that engage students in the use of a variety of digital resources, as well as, hands-on inquiry-based activities. Literacy and math skills are strengthened as students work to solve real-world problems. Demonstration of understanding is not done simply through paper and pencil tests but rather through mediums used in the business world, which gives our students an advantage as they learn skills that will help them be more successful in a technologically sophisticated global society. Our partnership with Discovery Education is transforming the way our teachers teach and the way our students learn.
Reading and Writing
Students learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language at an early age. At our school, we provide students with the skills necessary to be successful from their school years through their careers. Our reading and writing instruction helps students use a balance of informational and literary resources. It also provides opportunities to use academic vocabulary in speaking and writing. Students also learn how to write using text-based evidence.
Recommended Reading Links
Our mathematics instruction builds conceptual understanding, develops students’ procedural fluency, and promotes higher-order thinking skills. In learning and understanding mathematics, our students develop “habits of mind”. They learn math strategies, talk about the math they are learning, and solve problems. These mathematical practices help students learn to apply mathematics to real-world situations.
Recommended Math Resources
Science helps our students engage in inquiry-based learning from a critical thinking approach. Engaging lessons allow students to experience science directly or through rich multimedia. Our instructional approach puts students in positions to research and find solutions.
Recommended Science Links
- Bill Nye the Science Guy
- Museum of Discovery and Science - Ft. Lauderdale
- Smithsonian for Students
- South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Social Studies helps our students develop informed and logical decisions for the public good. As citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society, and interdependent world, we teach our students how to be informed citizens. The foundation for Social Studies teaches our students to ask questions and think about topics in areas of American history, geography, economics, civics, and government.
Recommended History Resources