We know that deeper learning skills are crucial for all students. Listen to Jerolyn Murray and Tevej Rhodes from Cougar New Tech as they describe why skills like collaboration, communication, and agency are crucial for success in college and career.
Colleton County High School and Scott’s Branch High School are working to change a “Corridor of Shame” to a “Corridor of Innovation.” Through a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, each school is closing the opportunity gap for students in their economically underdeveloped and largely rural communities.
We invite you to learn how these schools are re-imagining teaching and learning so that every student can graduate with the Deeper Learning skills they will need to succeed in college and career.
Team teaching and integrated courses are an important part of the NTN design. Co-teaching combines multiple content areas into project based experiences that merge contents together. In project-based learning, teachers are able to to mirror real-life by eliminating the artificial silos that separate relevant content.
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.
Detrice Brown wanted to be an attorney until she realized her true calling as an educator. When the opportunity became available to come back home and teach, she came back. She realized that the students at Scott’s Branch High school needed her. This is home, and Dee has a vested interest in her kids. All they need is the opportunity.