MORRISTOWN, NJ – Grades of Green, an organization that looks to inspire and emposer kids and the broader school community to care for the environment, has invited Unity Charter School students to be part of a Think Tank at Brigantine Beach.
The students selected to take part in this experience gave extra focus on the Education for Sustainability standards within their Personal Learning Plan (PLP). PLPs are unique to Unity Charter School. The school recognizes that each student is an individual and has their own academic and social goals. For this reason, students are celebrated and encouraged to explore their interests, strengths, and struggles.
Through their PLPs, they embark on a journey exploring goals through creating and executing a personal learning plan and documenting the process in a portfolio. The portfolio serves a dual purpose. It makes students active participants in understanding their progress by having them reflect on their learning and on the artifacts they select. It also provides them with a glimpse of their growth while at Unity.
This dedication has earned them a place at the Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange. This overnight experience is sponsored by the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority and will take place in Brigantine, New Jersey March 21 and 22.
“We feel quite fortunate that Unity Charter School is afforded these incredible opportunities, through community partners like the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority. The children’s academic success within their Personal Learning Plan. The extra work with the Grades of Green Water, Waste Campaign have earned them this opportunity,” said Jennifer Carcich, Academic Interventionist and Sustainability Coordinator at Unity Charter School.
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