Queen Anne Elementary was designed around Five Pillars with a technology focus. As a Creative Approach School,
we joined Project Based Learning (PBL) and Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) with our Five Pillars. These three
components are the foundation of our curriculum and guide our staff and students’ pursuit to develop a community
of 21st Century learners.
The Five Pillars help our students learn and develop these skills:
• We are self-directed learners
• We encourage each other to think critically and learn more
• We are concerned, confident and compassionate citizens of the world
• We learn everywhere, we learn together
• We are creative
Project Based Learning allows our students to develop and strengthen self-direction and critical thinking skills
from deep engagement in real-world topics based on Common Core Standards and 21st Century skills.
Social & Emotional Learning curriculum helps our student develop and practice collaboration, problem-solving
skills, teamwork, and what it means to be part of a community—from across the classroom to across the globe.
As an Advanced Learning Opportunities school, we meet the needs of students who are academically ready and
motivated to meet curricular challenges within grade level standards and work rigorously on the practical applications
of academic standards.
Within our entire learning community, we use differentiated instruction, inclusive and heterogeneous grouping, and
opportunities for enrichment. We work with our students to understand and master standards, challenge their knowledge,
and work toward connecting academic standards to everyday life and to real world problems.
We believe that Every Student Has a Gift. Our teachers’ work closely with their students to observe the path they take to
solve problems, the pace at which they work, the depth of solutions they navigate, and the intensity or interest shown in
solving the challenge. By identifying student learning styles and understanding their strengths and challenges, we can help
guide all our students toward success.
Social and Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process of developing social and emotional skills, for academic success as well as life success.
Examples of social and emotional skills are being able to recognize, understand, and express one’s own emotions; controlling impulses; and establishing and maintaining positive relationships. SEL may also refer to a school curriculum that develops social and emotional skills.
For more information about SEL, click on the links below.
What is SEL & Core Competencies
Where is SEL at QAE
Emotional Literacy Libraries