M.E.T.A.L.S Lab
New inquiry-based learning classroom at BCE opens
Posted on 08/23/2018
This is the image for the news article titled New inquiry-based learning classroom at BCE opensIt won’t be business as usual for students in early childhood education when classes kick off at Bill Childress Elementary on Monday.

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso, Childress created the Future Miners M.E.T.A.L.S Lab classroom that will allow teachers to use inquiry-based learning and students to use their curiosity to solve academic problems.

The special classroom includes actual physical construction as children build things to solve problems. It also includes the construction of knowledge and skills as students create and test hypothesis, conduct research, collaborate with others and find new ways to express what they have learned.

“This lab will give our youngest students the opportunity to practice 21st Century skills by allowing them to think creatively and critically in all subject areas – Math, Engineering, Technology, Art, Literacy, and Sciences,” Early Childhood Coordinator Sandra Carrillo, said.