Project-Based Learning

(PBL) is an instructional approach where traditional, direct classroom instruction and tests are replaced by authentic, often interdisciplinary projects, usually designed by the student with guidance from instructors/coaches, addressing real-world problems as the assessment instead of a test. It also is closely related to deeper learning, challenge-based learning, interest-based learning and more.

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Cross Country HS Takes Innovative Approach to Teaching

This third and final blog highlights Cross County High School, a rural school in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, about 45 minutes from the nearest town and 120 miles from Little Rock, with more than 75% of students participating in the National School Lunch Program

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Success at New Tech Academy

Elizabeth Bryan, Principal of New Tech Academy @ Ft. Wayne, shares a passion for great education with the leaders of the Ft. Wayne business community. “It was the local business community that became very aggressive when looking for ways to better educate our students,” said Elizabeth.

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A School for All Reasons

The data is in. And the results are excellent! Once again, New Tech Network’s annual data report demonstrates that schools can enable all students to achieve college and career readiness regardless of socio-economic status, geographic location or ethnic background.

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The Adventures of Deeper Learning

That week, I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but New Tech had prepared me for that. New Tech High School has greatly influenced me. Going on this internship I realized how much I have learned: meaningful skills I used throughout my internship that had been so driven into my brain, I didn’t even realize they were there.

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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning

One of the most exciting ideas presented in the paper is what we truly believe to be the future of teacher preparation and ongoing development--micro-credentials, likely displayed as digital badges--that would signify accomplishment and measure and reward competency-based outcomes for educators.

Competency-Based Education

Preparing Teachers For Deeper Learning

A Getting Smart white paper that outlines the attributes of next-generation teacher preparation with recommendations to support the development of teacher preparation and development systems.

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Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning

Today Digital Promise and Getting Smart released “Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning: Competency-Based Teacher Preparation and Development.” This white paper outlines the attributes of next-generation teacher preparation and makes recommendations to support the development of teacher preparation and development systems.