This is an article about New Milford High School (NJ) where Principal Eric Sheninger used technology among other methods to respond to student interests and needs. The result was increased performance in all aspects of achievement. This article also explains the “Future Ready Schools” Network and its framework for creating an innovative school culture.Source:
Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education DIVE, November 15, 2016Description:
Key for Sheninger was making school relevant for students. The makerspace brought the 21st century version of trades back to his district. A new framework for teaching and learning emphasized critical thinking, interdisciplinary understanding and real world problem-solving. That meant a new approach to technology. Prior to the shift, New Milford staff members patted themselves on the backs for incorporating some digital technology into their classrooms. But they weren’t being critical about how students were using it.Read the full article here!