Elementary School Innovative Programs – Themes/Locations

Elementary School Innovative Programs

Aeronautical Science Program

During the 2011-2012 SY, the instructional framework was established resulting in a synthesis of high-yield instructional theory and practice where the “Sky is the Limit!” Students will interact with new knowledge as they navigate through the units via a K-5 vertical track as they study: Earth & Space Science, Principles of Aeronautical Science, Flight Physiology and careers in the field of aeronautical science.

Locations:

West Hollywood Elementary
6301 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, FL 33024
(754) 323-7850
http://westhollywood.browardschools.com/

Cambridge Programme 

Cambridge International program has proven to prepare students for life after high school through its curriculum that is both rigorous and recognized internationally.  Cambridge learners become confident, responsible, reflective innovative and engaged. Cambridge qualifications open doors for learners to be accepted at the word’s best universities.  They are recognized by leading universities and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability.  By choosing Cambridge you will be giving your child a solid foundation for achieving high levels of academic and personal attainment.

Locations:

Sunset Lakes Elementary 
18400 Southwest 25th Street
Miramar, FL 33029
754-323-7650
http://sunsetlakes.browardschools.com

Dual Bilingual Immersion

The Dual-Language Immersion Program integrates native English-speakers and native Spanish-speakers and provide instruction to both groups of students in both languages. This instructional approach improves student achievement by developing bicultural, biliterate, and cognitive skills needed to participate in today’s competitive global context.

Locations:

Boulevard Heights Elementary
7201 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33024
(754) 323-4990
http://www.blvdheights.com/

Dual Languages

Sawgrass Elementary introduces a Dual Language program called “Dual Lenguajes,” consisting of Spanish and English languages (two-way immersion). This program will promote the development of bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural competencies, while ensuring a high quality curriculum and meeting grade-level academic expectations. In addition, instruction will be student-centered creating a multilingual and multicultural learning environment. Research indicates that there are many benefits of having a Dual Language program, such as enhancing student outcomes and closing the achievement gap in second language students.

Locations:

Sawgrass Elementary
12655 NW 8th Street
Sunrise, FL 33325
754-322-8500
http://sawgrass.browardschools.com

Dual Language: Two-Way Immersion Program

Eagle Point Elementary launched its Dual Language Spanish Immersion Program this school year. Students in the innovative program spend fifty percent of the day fully immersed in the Spanish language. What sets this program apart from all others is that instruction is delivered in all content areas in both languages. The program is currently open to kindergarten and first grade students who live within the school’s boundaries with plan to expand every year by adding an additional grade level through the fifth grade. Each dual language class is comprised of fifty percent Spanish speakers and fifty percent non-Spanish speakers. The goals and vision of the dual language program are to produce college and career ready students.

Locations:

Eagle Point Elementary
100 Indian Trace
Weston, FL 33326
754-323-5500
http://eaglepoint.browardschools.com

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program

Students in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program will be implementing the kindergarten through fifth grade version of the International Baccalaureate Program. The aim of this rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum is to teach the essential elements through six themes: Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organize ourselves, and Sharing the planet. In the spirit of internationalism, every student will study a foreign language and citizenship as an essential part of the program.

Locations:

A.C. Perry Elementary K-8
(Candidate for the PYP/IB Program)
6850 SW 34th Street
Miramar, FL 33023
(754) 323-7050
http://perryelem.browardschools.com/

Project-Based Learning

This Innovative Program focuses on connecting common core standards through project-based learning in a multi-age community focused learning environment. Authentic learning activities will engage our K-3 students’ interests and motivation with a focus upon their academic strengths.

Locations:

Parkside Elementary
10257 NW 29 Street
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(754) 322-7850
http://parkside.browardschools.com/

Science & Technology

The Science and Technology Program is designed to provide integrated science and technology learning opportunities, so that every student can achieve success and be an effective contributor to society. Science themes are used throughout the curriculum to spark student interest and create curiosity in learning about the outside world. Science skills are emphasized through hands-on activities in a fully equipped science lab. Technology is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum so students can gain the confidence and skills they need in today’s technological society. A building-wide computer network brings technology into each classroom, while networked computer labs are used to reinforce skills in all curriculum areas.

Locations:

Country Hills Elementary
10550 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33076
(754) 322-5950
http://countryhills.browardschools.com/

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

Sheridan Park Elementary is laying the tracks for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics that will transport 21st century learners into the future. Students are STEAMing through the stations as they travel the tracks through inquiry-based experiences and real world problem solving and technology skills. Teachers are the conductors encouraging natural curiosity and imagination that travels beyond the classroom walls.

Locations:

Sheridan Park Elementary
2310 N 70th Terrace 
Hollywood, FL 33024
754-323-7350
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/sheridanparkel/

Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics Preparatory

The STAMP (Science, Technology, Arts, Mathematics, and Preparatory) Program incorporates a military type of education with a focus on content learning and unique values of honor, leadership, commitment, self-discipline, and respect exemplified by the military.

Locations:

Village Elementary
2100 NW 70 Avenue
Sunrise, FL 33313
(754) 322-8750
http://village.browardschools.com/

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academy

The Lloyd Estates STEM Academy will empower and develop students at an early age to graduate ready for college, careers, and life in a global economy. It is the Lloyd Estates Elementary School STEM Academy's Mission to focus on student-centered learning; provide experiences that motivate all students; provide a rigorous and technologically enhanced curriculum; and inspire creative, critical and analytical thinking.

Locations:

Lloyd Estates Elementary
750 NW 41st Street
Oakland Park, FL 33309
754-322-6800
http://lloydestates.browardschools.com/

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

21st century jobs require a more collaborative cohesive environment than in previous centuries. Work is integrated across departments in order to find innovative solutions to problems. In essence, people need to learn how to share and build on each other’s expertise. Our STEM, School within a School model, offers a rigorous professional development program to our teachers. Then, we integrate the four STEM subjects through project-based learning and a more market friendly grading system. Our students gain the ability to collaborate in teams, produce solutions to complex problems, and critique the value of each other’s work.

Locations:

Manatee Bay Elementary
19200 SW 36th Street
Weston, FL 33332
754-323-6450
http://www.manateebayelementary.net/ 

Soaring STREAM Academy

Soaring STREAM Academy is a hands-on, real-world, 21st Century approach to Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. It will expose high achieving students to a program that will further challenge their abilities and prepare them not only to be college and career ready, but also have the skills needed to become successful in an ever-growing, changing and developing world.

Parks Lakes Elementary
3925 N. State Road 7
Lauderdale Lake, FL 33319
754-322-7650
http://parklakes.browardschools.com

Technology, Infused Projects-Sunshine State (TIPSS)

The program will focus on Florida across the curriculum and will be offered initially to gifted and high achieving classes in grades 2 5 for the first year of implementation. Students will gain exposure to project-based learning which offers more opportunities to develop complex skills, such as higher order thinking, problem solving, collaborating, and communicating, all of which are a part of Common Core State Standards.

Locations:

Orange Brook Elementary
715 S 46th Avenue
Hollywood, FL 33021
754-323-6750
http://orangebrookelementary.org

Technology, Inquiry, Global-Thinking, Environmental Research,
Social-Intelligence (T.I.G.E.R.S.)

The T.I.G.E.R.S. program is designed to provide students with character education focusing on social environmental, and technological sciences.  Students are provided with authentic learning opportunities that align common core standards with thematic units, and project-inquiry based learning.

Locations:

Norcrest Elementary
3951 Northeast 16th Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
754-322-7250
http://norcrest.browardschools.com/