This past school year we found that our staff and leadership team needs more time to collaborate collectively. We are also focusing on a lot of professional development as we roll out our new high quality project based learning (PBL) program. To that end, for the upcoming school year we will be introducing early release on Monday's at 2:15 pm and roughly the third Friday of every month off for students. School hours will continue to be 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing with you all of the exciting changes that the leadership team has been focused on. This will include our new approach to PBL, updated graduation requirements, course offerings and much much more. So stay tuned!
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You are probably wondering who Ted Dintersmith is. Well let me backup because he is one of our favorites...
The last big change in the way we educated our kids happened over 125 years ago. Let that soak in. Think of everything that has changed since 1892 when the Committee of Ten made significant changes in how we educate our kids. Now, take it a step further and think of everything that has changed just since your child started Kindergarten. Our kids deserve to be prepared for this innovation revolution and not for the industrial revolution.
Ted Dintersmith is one of many education reformers that didn't just spark a global conversation about school reform he ignited it. He was the executive producer of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed and co-author of Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era. He recently came out with a new book What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration From Teachers Across America.
Thankfully we don't have a Committee of Ten this time around. We now have a global community of dedicated reformers, thanks to social media, who are making positive changes and sharing their experiences. We are not alone on the journey, in fact we are late to the game. Both the east and west coasts are at least 15 years ahead of Wisconsin in reforming education.
I encourage you to listen to this podcast from Modern Learners and Ted Dintersmith.
Making the transition from a traditional environment to one like Pathways High is a complete shift in how you will view education in this innovation era. We will support you in the process by posting news about school happenings, articles of interest and more!