ERIC Number: EJ999130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Evidence-Based Design for Project-Based Learning: A Case Study for a 50,000 SF Addition Dedicated to the New Tech Curriculum
Moretti, Richard D.; Conte, Philip R.
Educational Facility Planner, v46 n2-3 p14-16 2012
The Seaford School District, Seaford, Delaware, determined that a component of their "reinvention" of Seaford High School would be the creation of a New Tech Academy, affiliated with the New Tech Network and housed in an addition to that building. The New Tech Network, headquartered in Napa, California, is a rapidly growing association of New Tech Schools now totaling almost 120 schools nationwide. Their curriculum model, centered mainly on project-based learning in a technology-rich environment, requires an understanding by facility planners and designers who design these schools of what the New Tech curriculum is, how teaching and learning takes place within that curriculum, and the building requirements to best facilitate that. This article presents a case study for a 50,000 SF addition dedicated to the New Tech curriculum.
Descriptors: High Schools, Facility Expansion, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Facilities Design, Design Requirements, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Active Learning, Student Projects, Group Activities, School Space, Classroom Design, Interior Space, Space Utilization, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: California; Delaware; Indiana