PCE Honors "Advocates for Innovation in Education"
December 14, 2012 | By Judi Clark
The 2012 "Advocates for Innovation in Education"
were honored yesterday at Parents for Choice in Education's Third Annual Education Symposium. In front of a diverse audience of over 200 attendees including legislators, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and various education stakeholders, awards were given to four recipients in the categories of Legislator, School, Association and Company.
New high school to have students work at their own pace
August 8, 2012 | By Aaron Vaughn
A new non-traditional high school is opening up in Salt Lake City this month and some say its format might be the future of education.
The goal of Innovations High School is to help students take advantage of their "peak learning time" through self-directed and self-pace learning.
'Which means that students can move through their school work at their pace and if they have the competency and capacity to move quicker, but still through an aggressive curriculum, they have that ability to do so," explains Principal Kenneth Grover. Read more...
Innovations High School offers a new kind of education in Salt Lake
August 6, 2012 | By Kylie Conway
A new high school that takes a non-traditional approach to learning is opening in Salt Lake City at the end of the month.
"In SLC School District, we pride ourselves on looking at student data to tell us who's learning and who isn't," said the Principal of Innovations High School, Kenneth Grover.
At Innovations, students pick a personalized education plan to reach their goals at their own pace. They are required to attend school each day for four hours between 7 am and 5 pm. This schedule allows them to educate around a work schedule, or even to graduate early. Read more...
New Utah high school one of the first of its kind in the country
August 5, 2012 | By lisa schencker
The high school of the future might look something like this.
The school day has no beginning and no end. Classes go year-round. Students can learn in a variety of ways, including in traditional classrooms, through digital textbooks, at a community college and/or at a career and technical education center. Teachers and parents can track students' daily work and progress online. Read more...
Innovations High School – The School of the Future
Jun 21, 2012 | By Justin Marquis Ph.D.
The clearest evidence that education is in a time of transition is the fact that there is a new model or fad popularized in the media every week or two. I myself am guilty of this, having just recently written pieces about the New American Academy and Quest to Learn as education models that might have applicability not only in K-12 classrooms, but also in higher education. What these two efforts have in common is that they represent a break from the industrial education model of the past, they have a significant reliance on technology, and their curriculums are designed to teach children to be innovators. Read more...
Innovations High: Tour the Future of Education
May 28, 2012 | By Robyn Bagley
This May I had a personal tour of the future of education. I toured Innovations High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. I left supercharged by the potential and, honestly, a little bewildered that a traditional school district had actually created this blended learning marvel I witnessed. I was so excited by what I saw that I was eager to share the details with my comrades in the Digital Learning movement. Here's my overview of what I believe makes this school a prototype for the future. Read more...