What is exploration?
During P.E. we have been focusing exploration. This approach allows the class to be student-centerer. Students make individual decisions about how to move and what to play, while staying within the limits of safety. During exploration, students can make their own decisions and can be creative however they need to remain active the entire class time and respect the space of others.
Here students collaborated and researched a science experiment. Students were asked to write up the scientific method for their experiment in English and then in French. This included building their own hypothesis, including a step by step procedure, writing up their results and including a conclusion with deeper learning. Students used the iPad to record their voice explaining their process and demonstrating the experiment. Later, students were asked to present to the entire class.
This hands-on approach allowed students to be engaged in their own learning, allowed for differentiation, and student innovation.