Saturday, April 4, 2009

A NEW STRUCTURE FOR LEARNING...

I’ve just finished doing some reading about how the entire Adams 50 School District (~10 000 students in metro Denver) is moving AWAY from graded classes, to standards-based multiage groupings. Students will only move from one level to another with a B average, essentially ensuring all HS graduates leave with a 3.0 average (minimum).

This is an interesting concept….I think it warrants more investigation. One of the features I’ve seen promoted that appeals to me the most is the idea that the students would have a lot of say in the operations, rules, etc.

Very exciting, I think! And LOTS to read about on this topic HERE.

Cheers

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the same concept as the one room school house. Talk about a pendulum swinging that far back...

Malcolm said...

you need to learn how to spell structure, dumas...par that!

Malcolm said...

ok...i'm sorry...you can remove the comment.