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New Year – New Beginnings

Welcome to the start of a new calendar year. While the school year is at its midway point there are many new and innovative ideas taking shape at Highland Tech and in education in general. Pushing the envelope to bring optimal learning for students and adults, we are exploring the implementation of a “digital” classroom in our Social Environments – Level 1. We continuely strive to discover new and powerful ways to best harness the vast array of technologies to build a strong foundation of  21st century skills for students.

A shift is underway to move from an emphasis on content to an emphasis on “thinking skills.” Skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, communication, and collaboration. This blog will continue to explore and chronicle our learning and innovation.

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Changing Education Paradigms


It’s Not a Matter of Time: Competency-Based Learning Summit; Denver, CO – March 3-4, 2011

A of convening of practitioners, innovators and policymakers developing competency-based pathways.  One hundred leaders from across the country have come together to meet each other, share expertise and discuss how to advance efforts to redesign the education system around student success and competency-based approaches.

Richard DeLorenzo of the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition presented the following idea:

Change is never easy, especially in a system that has been in place for over 150 years and we will defend it even if we know it doesn’t work because it is all we know.


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