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ERIC Number: EJ867158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Space Craft
Demski, Jennifer
T.H.E. Journal, v36 n7 p34-38 Aug 2009
This article discusses how craft innovative architecture is bringing form to the function of 21st-century learning. It describes the construction of New Tech High at Coppell, in Coppell, Texas, which produces an example of how workplace design principles can be coordinated with modern educational goals. The campus was built on the model of New Technology High School in Napa, California, the flagship campus for the New Technology Foundation's network of schools. The foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1999, promotes project-based learning supported by a 1-to-1 computing mandate at each of its campuses, which each house no more than 500 students. Coppell Independent School District spent a year researching academy-style schools around the country, in places such as Arizona, Nevada, California, and Ohio. With their emphasis on transparent, glass-walled classrooms within which collaborative lessons are carried out not by teacher and student, but facilitator and learner, the New Tech schools depart sharply from traditional schoolhouses. To prepare for this shift in educational culture, the foundation recommends that districts adopting its methodology designate an entirely separate location at which to build the new school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Indiana; Texas