How Do We Make
High School
Feel More Like the Era of
Netflix, Uber, and PokémonGo?

 

For all the new ways of teaching and learning,...

Curriculum still matters.

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Oy! What's This?

This is not:
Another "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
Advocacy Group

This is:
A Specific Statewide Experiment
In Student-Driven Learning
to
Engage Teens and Teachers
In
830 High Schools
Across a State That's Always A Model Test Market


About the Experiment
 

It's time for a new way of thinking about curriculum.

New pieces of learning.

New ways to stitch together the pieces.

New opportunities for teens to access the learning chunks.

Robotics Essentials

For more job-ready learning.

Mock Trial

For more citizen-ready learning.

Arts Camp

For more family-ready learning.

Learning that meets more teens where they are, and takes them further than anyone thought they could go.

"That he now wished when he was in 9th grade that he understood what he now realized as an 11th grader about what it takes to be successful as a student."

What School Can Be

John King, U.S. Secretary of Education

John King

"... I started off as a high school social studies teacher. I can recall when I was teaching in Boston, a particular student named Ricardo. I guarantee you every teacher in the room has had a student like Ricardo—brilliant, fascinating, barely skating by in the class—struggling just to meet the minimum threshold of performance. But Ricardo changed when we studied a particular period in social studies. We were studying the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance and Ricardo found inspiration in the study of that period. And he started working on a paper about Marcus Garvey and he got so passionate about what he wanted to say about Marcus Garvey. He was so clear about exactly what he wanted to communicate. He did six or seven drafts of that paper—just trying to refine the paper. To make sure he got the argument right. And as he was working on that paper he explained to me how that experience and that unit had changed his perspective about being a student. That he now wished when he was in 9th grade that he understood what he now realized as an 11th grader about what it takes to be successful as a student. Unlocking his passion about that period, giving him a real sense of ownership about what he was learning inspired him to change his approach to school.

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It's time to unbundle the coursework we had.
Time to create new, customizable modules of learning.

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling

Dwight Carter,
Principal, New Albany High

As we grapple with how to catch up to the changing times that occur in every industry outside of our own, we must consider the messy, irregular, and nonlinear learning process and embrace strategies that empower students to demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways.

Time, space, and location are now variables in the learning process whereas they used to be constants.

How will you get involved in that process?

We must...create interdisciplinary courses that provide students the opportunity to apply content in meaningful ways.

Gen Z takes in thousands of digital images and messages a day, so to make learning more relevant to them, we must not only incorporate all forms of multimedia, but empower students to create and integrate multimedia to demonstrate their learning.

Author Daniel Pink sums this up:

“In so many ways, learning is a fundamentally social act. From circle time in kindergarten, to study groups in college, to team projects in the workforce, sociability has always greased the gears of learning.”
Full piece

Hello Multiple Paths of Learning

 

It's Time, and...
It Won't Happen Without Your Help

Teens need far more learning options
to compete in a changing world.

The learning day can be made so much more efficient
for nearly all teens

Teachers need our help
to offer non-linear, connected learning
that mirrors the modern connected age.

Sign the "Many Paths" Manifesto


 


Our Partners


Over five years, we've learned from many hundreds of educators at over 18 EdCamps.
Great Lakes Bio exemplifies professionals in a budding sector who want to invite young people toward their work.
The BioMimicry Research and Innvovation Center at the University of Akron is unique in the world.

The world-class educators at Holy Family have have long shown us leading-edge education. The kids at HFA keep us grounded, remembering the full spectrum of teens who enter our schools.

The awesome professionals at CRB have helped us learn so much about...well, so much.

The Knowledge Matters campaign helps us think about curriculum that's larger and more coherent...within the context of a teen's overall growth.

 

What Might Teens Learn Via School?

"The Connect" from LRNG.

Learning isn't something you have to do.


Contact Us

Hackable High Schools
@creditflex
ed at hackablehighschools.com