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A major component of our new strategic plan is learning and leaching. The resources and support we provide for teachers and students in the classroom will be critical to our overarching goal of having at least 95 percent of students graduating by 2020.

The input of our teachers, students, parents and community is essential to our success. Please take a few moments to review the questions below. We welcome your thoughts on any or all of the topics you choose.

 

Topic: Rigor
Tell us an example of a great experience in which your child was challenged academically and ultimately mastered a subject or unit of study. What did the teacher do?  How was the experience different from the regular classroom experience?
  
 
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Hardin Engelhardt about 3 years ago

Communication, collaboration, innovation, and grit can all be developed through problem-based, project-based learning that includes a high level of student choice within the context of real world problems and challenges. This kind of teaching and learning requires a substantial amount of additional time for teacher planning and collaboration. Reducing the amount of time that teachers spend in front of students, increasing opportunities to team teach, and providing additional time for planning in the form of additional teacher work days or compensation for planing that occurs beyond the school day could help make this kind of learning possible.

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