New Tech Network

Practices Program

Why engage in this kind of work?

The New Tech Network Practices Program offers you a first step toward deeper learning that includes equipping teachers with the New Tech Network Learning Outcomes and learner-centered deeper learning practices that demonstrate outcomes.

The New Tech Network Practices Program is for teaching and fostering deeper learning skills at a school, through the use of four key components:

Program
Components

NTN learning outcomes and rubrics

Learner-centered teaching methods

Design of Bookend Lesson Plans

Building a collaborative classroom and learning community

Training

The training for the New Tech Network Practices Program focuses on aspects both inside and outside the classroom.

A 2-day workshop designed for teaching and fostering deeper learning at a school through the NTN Learning Outcome Rubrics, learner-centered teaching practices aligned to the outcomes, faculty collaboration, and evidence of student work. In the classroom, students use learning outcome rubrics to set goals, and the teacher facilitates interactive, learner-centered lessons that allow for observation of student performance in the learning outcomes. Students also reflect upon their own performance at the end of each lesson. Outside of the classroom, teachers use collaboration protocols to share and refine their lesson plans, and use student work to analyze their practice.

 

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Outcomes

New Tech Network Practices addresses three of the five NTN Learning Outcomes:

Knowledge & Thinking

Oral Communication

Agency

Collaboration

Written Communication

The New Tech Network Practices Program addresses three of the five NTN Learning Outcomes.

Groups engaging in the New Tech Network Practices Program can vary: a small group of teachers, a department, a grade level, a PLC, even an entire staff. Some districts have utilized New Tech Network Practices Program with select teachers from a group of schools.
We have found that the NTN Practices Program serves as excellent preparation for whole-school transformation the New Tech Network model.

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