Check out this blog post, High School of the Future?
Which elements (quoted from the post) would you include in our vision – our operating system for schools? Why or why not?
- Students and teachers co-create courses that meet mutual interests and passions while including required standards.
- The daily schedule is unlike any other I have seen, with time for instruction, community planning, passion-based units, social time, and the other elements of a balanced, deeper learning experience.
- Adults view their role in a state of constant evolution and professional learning.
- The physical layout is remarkably open and flexible; teachers and student groups communicate and negotiate over how to use spaces during the day.
- Students clearly understand and can articulate why they are learning, how it applies to the world around them, and why the learning will help them in the future.
- Content and subjects are included within broad multi-teacher interdisciplinary programs.
- Office incubation spaces and free wifi for small start-up companies in exchange for several hours a week coaching students on projects.
Your curiosity piqued? Check out this post which gives more details about how the school was designed and how it operates: A Beginner’s Guide to Hobsonville Point Secondary School.