HOWLS Learning Process
 
"Work Hard, Get Smart!"
Vision
 
Our core purpose is to cause learning by building learning capacity, collaborating, making meaning, and breaking through to apply understanding.
 
Building Learning Capacity – All members of High Plains Elementary develop learning capacity through goal setting, applying their "HOWLS" learner mindset, personal growth, and academic achievement.
 
Collaborating – All members of High Plains Elementary develop collaborative skills and values to enable them to actively engage others and contribute as effective members of any community.
 
Making Meaning – That all members of High Plains Elementary problem solve, question, investigate, and make decisions using a learning process, thinking tools, and a range of learning strategies to deepen their understandings of concepts.
 
Break Through – That all members of High Plains Elementary discover and build on strengths and interests to experience further fulfillment in learning.
 
The Learning Process is an essential learning strategy that is intentionally taught to enable learners to proactively advance their own learning, problem find, and problem solve creatively to face their changing future with confidence. The Learning Process develops learners 'meaning making' capacity and ability to think and apply understanding to new challenges.