Visionary Designs for Secondary Schools

Transform how your school operates to better prepare students. Learn how the six areas of school management and structure—school and community partnerships, instruction, school timing and scheduling, physical learning environments, educational technology, and budget—intersect to affect students’ academic performance.

Benefits

  • Learn the six elements of schooling, and understand how changing any one element influences the others.
  • Explore nine critical skills students need for success in the modern world.
  • Review the structure and methodology behind an advisory-based concept for school management.
  • Consider scenarios of what learning will look like in the near future as powerful new technological tools become available.
  • Study seven visionary designs for how to renovate existing secondary school facilities to support technologically infused, personalized learning environments.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: Understanding 21st Century Learning
Chapter 1: The Classroom Has Run Its Course
Chapter 2: Key Principles for Modern Schooling
Chapter 3: Nine Essential Skills for the Modern World
Chapter 4: How Technology Will Change Education
Part II: Designing 21st Century Schools
Chapter 5: Schooling for the Future
Chapter 6: How to Make It Happen
Chapter 7: Concepts for New Advisory-Based Schools
Part III: Reimagining Schools for the 21st Century
Chapter 8: Additional Considerations for Transitioning to an Advisory Format
Chapter 9: The Capital School: A Historic High School Draws Inspiration from Its Rich Urban Context
Chapter 10: The Green School: A School Built Before Air Conditioning or Computers Inspires New Teaching, Learning, and Sustainability
Chapter 11: The Connected School: A Small Rural School Uses Sophisticated Teaching and Technology to Link to the World
Chapter 12: The Open School: A Formerly Open-Plan High School Reconsiders Its Past
Chapter 13: The District School: A Multicampus High School Provides Diverse Learning Opportunities
Chapter 14: The Tech School: A Middle School That Paces Technology’s Progress
Chapter 15: The Academy School: A High School That Uses the Flexibility of an Office Building to Serve Teaching and Learning
Epilogue: Concluding Thoughts

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

WEBSITES

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 11

Epilogue