The talented 8th grade design classes of Center for
Inquiry School 2 (CFI 2) have worked very hard to host this year’s Bike Rodeo.
To help their younger peers develop strong bicycling skills, the upperclassmen
of CFI 2 created a bike course and 9 training stations. Each training
station had specific goals and objectives for the 6th graders to
walk…or ride away with. Some of those training stations include:
· Slow pedaling- important for inner city cycling
· Weaving in and out
· Safety calls/signals- important for when riding with a group
This interdisciplinary learning program has combined P.E with Design,
allowing students to apply their acquired knowledge from one subject area and
Aside from this innovative teaching style, students are given the
opportunity to go outdoors and put their hard work into action, taking their
learning “outside of the school house walls,” says Principal Andrea Hunley.
Participating students will receive dual credit in both their P.E. and
The design class was responsible for taking this project through an
entire design cycle, from brainstorming to connecting with community partner
IMPD; they will provide bicycle patrolmen to block off the streets. A project
of this caliber will allow students to have a sense of accomplishment and
ownership in something that they have created and will give them the
opportunity to see something through, start to finish.