Read the latest SEL Blog post by Meg Ferris, SEL C0-Chair:
On Monday, I went to see Most Likely to Succeed, a documentary that looks critically at education in America, asserts that our educational systems are outdated, and then asks what alternatives might look like. Much of the film is spent looking at a Project Based Learning high school in San Diego, High Tech High, and how its innovative style of teaching succeeds where conventional public education has failed. (The film does not claim to have answers, just that past time to find new models and structures in public education).
What jumped out at me about the 9th grade students that the filmmaker focused on was that they were deeply engaged in heady subjects such as the rise & fall of ancient civilizations. Like their subject matter, their PBL projects were ambitious. One group of students was mounting an original play, while the other created an intricate cog-and-gear machine that explained the interconnection of economic, social, and political components in ancient cultures. Yet, much of the time, the students didn't look like typical overworked, stressed out high school kids. Instead, they looked like a Homecoming committee making a float or a mad scientist club making a "transmogifier." What could be mistaken for playing was actually students learning through exploration, collaboration, and creation.
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Remote Learning (Fall 2020)
8:30am - Start Time
3:30pm - End Time
Further schedule details to be shared by district and Principal Roy.
"Regular" In-Person Schedule
7:30am - Breakfast & Playground Supervision Begins
7:50am - Breakfast Ends, Opening Bell
7:55am - School Day Begins
2:25pm - Dismissal
Wednesday Early Release
1:10pm - Dismissal