In celebration of Women’s History Month this March, the students of Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) in Everett (PCSSI) learned about women in history in creative new ways.
PCSSI installed a TikTok-inspired QR code board, linking students to an Instagram account dedicated to important female historical figures. This method proved a success, as the account was a conversation starter, and the social media aspect engaged students with the curriculum in a new and innovative way.
In addition to the successful implementation of the QR code, the school continued to employ technology as a learning tool, using curriculum sites, such as BrainPOP, as well as virtual field trips and Ted Talks to open up vital conversations about Women’s History and give students the opportunity to learn more on their own time.
The mission of PCSS, which is located in Everett and Saugus, is to prepare educationally under-resourced students for today’s competitive world. PCSS will help students develop the academic and social skills necessary to become successful professionals and exemplary community members through a rigorous academic curriculum emphasizing math and science. Balanced by a foundation in the humanities, a character education program, career-oriented college preparation and solid student-teacher-parent collaboration, PCSS will meet its mission.