Elementary School Project School Simulation
Kelley McKaig from the New Tech Network will lead a project simulation focused on the elementary grades (K-5). Following the project simulation, Kelley will share resources (project planning and design) and rubrics (assessment).
- Session Slides
- NTN Agency Rubric: Grade 5
- NTN Agency Rubric Grade 2
- Safe Playground Materials Facilitation Guide
- Play it Safe Planning
Middle School Project School Simulation
Matt Thompson from the New Tech Network will lead an interdisciplinary project targeting middle school students. Following the project simulation, Matt will share resources (project planning and design) and rubrics (assessment).
- Project Entry Document
- Knows / Need to Knows / Next Steps Docs:
- Process Observer Guide
- Columbia Monuments & Markers
Debrief Resources (please wait to review until after the simulation!):
Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of our instructional approach.
In PBL, learning is contextual, creative, and shared. Students collaborate on meaningful projects that require critical thinking, creativity, and communication in order for them to answer challenging questions or solve complex problems. By making learning relevant to them in this way, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and content concepts.
Turning Point South Carolina
Colleton County High School and Scott’s Branch High School are working to change a “Corridor of Shame” into a “Corridor of Innovation.” Through a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, each school is vastly improving education in their isolated, economically depressed communities.
New Tech Network Outcomes
A key pillar in the New Tech Network model is the use of outcomes that matter to guide our schools’ support of students and their long-term success.The NTN Student Learning Outcomes are a set of research-based outcomes aimed at preparing students for postsecondary college and career success.