Next Generation Learning Community
A personalized learning environment that engages today’s digital learners in developing core academic knowledge. Within the context of core academic knowledge students will think critically, collaborate, communicate, and problem solve effectively to prepare them for success in today’s global economy.
Why is NxGLC important?
Preparing students for yesterday’s , or even today’s economy and society is not good enough. We must look forward and transform our classrooms to prepare students for a different and rapidly changing world. We must focus on the learning needs of students and what will ensure their life and work success in the future through personalization, collaboration and creative problem solving.
No one person will be able to know all that is necessary to solve tomorrow’s problems and deal with the complexity of the challenges we will face. To prepare students to be engaged global citizens, schools must give students meaningful ways to develop autonomy and responsibility in an environment that offers a comprehensive curriculum that supports inquiry, creative problem solving, and collaboration. Students must be able to work collaboratively and develop teamwork and interpersonal skills in a real-world context.
Global awareness, communication, and collaboration requires students to become informed and competent users of technology. Technology needs to become a key vehicle for personalized learning, not a side tool to simply improve or speed up what students are already learning. It allows students to harness the power and flexibility of personalized learning connected to a students’ interests, experiences, and talents. It provides 24/7 accessibility to the rapidly changing bank of global content knowledge needed to answer questions of inquiry and creatively solve problems. It provides an effective way to communicate, collaborate and share new learning.
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December 13 parent teacher conferences(yes they are 4 times a year now!) We love sharing all of the great things your child is doing.
Winter Sing is December 14th @ 2:00
Children cannot be dropped off before 8:15. There is no supervision.
Please do not drop off or pick up in front of the school. This is a huge safety risk!
IRVING COMPUTER LAB is open to all parents on Thursday evenings 3:30-5:30 after school. Internet available, check your e-mail, type a report, homework, etc. Mrs. Hausknecht is available for assistance!