Categories: 21st Century Literacies, Authentic Learning and Assessment, Blended Teaching, College and Career Readiness, Global Classroom
It is often said that the best books are life changing, and no place has this been more evident than at the Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. A non-denominational private school with just under 1,000 students in grades K-12, Trinity Valley is known throughout the community for being academically rigorous. So it came as no surprise that during the summer of 2011, the entire staff would commit themselves to reading Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Clayton Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson, and Michael B. Horn).
Categories: Authentic Learning and Assessment, College and Career Readiness, Global Classroom, Online Teaching Best Practices
Students that participate in strong vocational high school programs better prepare themselves for higher-skilled and higher paying jobs than their peers that do not. In fact, 27% percent of adults holding a vocational license or certificate after high school earn more, on average, than those with a bachelor’s degree, according to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University (Certificates: Gateway To Gainful Employment and College Degrees, 2012).
Categories: 21st Century Literacies, Authentic Learning and Assessment, Blended Teaching, College and Career Readiness, Global Classroom, Online Teaching Best Practices
Over the last decade, Catholic school enrollment has declined by 20%. As a result, Catholic school closures have occurred all over the country, including in Wakefield, Massachusetts. After 62 years of continuous operation, a decision was made to close Our Lady of Nazareth Academy (OLN), an all-girls school in Wakefield. Scores of students, parents and educators were devastated, and vowed to do something about it. When efforts to save the school failed, Phyllis Morrison, a former teacher at OLN soon found herself leading the charge on learning how to open a school.
Categories: 21st Century Literacies, Authentic Learning and Assessment, College and Career Readiness, Global Classroom
Most children dream about a career in sports, public service, science or the performing arts, to name a few. Many little girls, in particular, dream of donning a tutu and pirouetting around a stage, and every year, thousands of young
Categories: Authentic Learning and Assessment, College and Career Readiness, Global Classroom
Our childhood experiences often shape who we are. This is the case for a Hudson High School student, Alexandra Johnson. After a volleyball injury that resulted in numerous hospital visits, consultations with five different specialists, and three surgeries, she developed an interest in the human body. When she determined that premedicine was her calling, she began to take a closer look at the science courses at her school.