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New Tech

Implementation of New Tech

·Phase One (2012-2013)·

– School opened in the fall of 2012

– Full implementation of the New Tech model in grades 9 and 10

– Grades 7, 8, 11 and 12 begin using some New Tech methods, including project-based learning and 1:1 technology

·Phase Two (2013-2014)·

– Full implementation of the New Tech model in 11th grade

– Additional integrated classes added

·Phase One (2014-2015)·

– Full implementation of the New Tech model in 12th grade

– Additional integrated classes added

What is New Tech?

The New Tech design provides an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom. With constant opportunities to practice critical college and career readiness skills, New Tech students become aware of their own abilities and learn to value the unique contributions of others. The result is engaged, confident and articulate young adults who are much better prepared for the world they will face upon graduation.

Core Elements of New Tech

·Project-Based Learning·

Students collaborate on projects that require critical thinking and communication. It also integrates subjects and aims to engage students in real-world problems.

·Technology·

There is access to wireless technology throughout the building. New Tech also uses Echo, an online learning management system to create a network that helps students, teachers, and parents connect to each other, and to student projects across the country.

·Characteristics·

A culture that promotes trust, respect and responsibilty and encourages self-direction and teamwork.


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