Thursday, May 22, 2008

What if …

…Learning was exploratory in nature, and facts weren’t just deposited in students’ brains?

…a class was student-driven and teacher facilitated, and teachers learned right along side of their students?

…students were encouraged to explore topics through the perspective of mathematics, science, literature, history, politics, economics, and logic?

…cutting-edge technologies were seamlessly incorporated into student learning and presentation to others?

…thinking logically, creatively, and critically were the priorities, rather than frantic, disposable memorization?

…meaningful project-based learning was pursued by self­-initiating students and guided and monitored by teachers?

…students were committed and accountable for their own intellectual and academic progress?

Then you might be in the 21st Century Symposium at Berkeley Springs High School during school year 2008-2009!

Are you up to the challenge?

6 comments:

MK Stover said...

Yay!
I'm glad to see this new blog. I will check in and see what's going on.
:)

Ms. Jenkins said...

Looks good Ms. Morris! Thanks for setting this up.

Mrs. Stotler said...

Wow! I think this might actually happen next year... :-)

Rickli said...

I can't wait for it.....(minus the summer project)..but its not that hard, right?

Chez said...

I'm totally jealous! I will admit it. I'm psyched to follow this project via the blog!

holly said...

i think this class is excellent for students! cant wait for it next yer :]