Experiential Learning

In more traditional school settings, students often hear and read about others' experiences. At EMS, teachers consider individual learning styles and facilitate opportunities for students to make discoveries and experiment with knowledge firsthand.

Then, students have time to reflect on what they have experienced, completed, even made mistakes with. That's experiential learning.

Model UN service with Rise Against Hunger
5th grade marimba making
Explore week 2021

Experiential learners must:

  • be willing to be actively involved in the experience.
  • be able to reflect on the experience, sometimes in writing, sometimes in conversation with teachers and peers.
  • possess and use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience.
  • possess or make progress in developing decision-making and problem-solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience.

Outside the classroom ...

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EMS Experiential Learning News

Trisha M. Blosser earns certified fundraising executive credential

June 19, 2024

Date: Monday, June 18, 2024 For Release: Immediate Contact: CFRE International share@cfre.org Trisha M. Blosser RECERTIFIED AS A CERTIFIED FUND RAISING EXECUTIVE (CFRE)  Alexandria, VA – CFRE International is proud to announce Trisha M. Blosser has recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Trisha M. Blosser, Director of Advancement, Eastern Mennonite School is one of over 7,700 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Trisha has held the CFRE certification since 2021. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of…

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