Thursday, February 12, 2015

Moving Public Education Forward

"The purpose of public education is not to serve a public, it is to create a public" - T. Jefferson
Larry Rosenstock is CEO and founding principal of High Tech High, a network of innovative and high-achieving charter schools and President of the High Tech High Graduate School of Education in California. As the former director of the New Urban High School Project, Larry and his team created 3 design principles they found common in successful urban high schools. These design principles are personalization, real-world connection, and common intellectual mission. High Tech High is the first school in the country to be designed based on those principles.
-- Watch "Innovative Teaching and Learning: Lessons from High Tech High's Founding Principal" by Edutopia
-- Watch "Larry Rosenstock on creating a school, starting to think about dualities"
-- Watch Project-based learning at High Tech High

Amidst the national obsession with raising test scores, Larry Rosenstock offers a simple suggestion: "Have kids doing work that's important to them instead of this antiquated notion of content."

No comments: