ERIC Number: ED558046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: N/A
Innovative Schools in Michigan. Connect: Making Learning Personal
Page, Stephen F., Ed.
Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University
This second issue of "Connect" highlights innovative teaching as practiced by teachers and administrators in Michigan schools as they seek to provide greater personalization for every student's learning. Nicholas Provenzano and Ben Gilpin give field reports from their schools, which have implemented a version of 20-Time--a concept borrowed from business where it has been used to encourage creativity in product development. 20-Time seeks to promote students' motivation, autonomy, and communication and interpersonal skills in collaborative endeavors--all characteristics deemed essential for their working careers. Tara Maynard and Delia Bush provide field reports on their flipped math classes. Flipped classrooms take advantage of technology by reversing the traditional schoolwork-homework activities. This arrangement allows greater personalization, and creates extra class time for teachers to help individual students or small groups while other students work on exercises. Chris Stanley, Luke Woods, and Michael Lonze describe their school's Hybrid Learning Program, which makes student learning a "24/7" enterprise through the use of the school's learning management system--Blackboard. The hybrid classroom allows for both online and face-to-face interactions between students and teachers, and creates a good environment for competency-based education. Nate Langel describes his school's participation in a project-based learning model, which relies extensively on Internet tools, and seeks to engage students in authentic problem solving and self-directed learning.
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Effective Schools Research, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University. 1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue Ritter Annex 422, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Tel: 215-204-3364; Fax: 215-204-5130; Web site: http://www.centeril.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Temple University, Center on Innovations in Learning
Identifiers - Location: Michigan