Discovery and Innovation Design

“Discovery and Innovation” Design

The design elements that contribute to the “Discovery and Innovation” schools include:

  • More Learning Time – longer day and year
  • Smaller learning groups
  • Personalized learning
  • Safe and caring school climate
  • High expectations for all students
  • Parents as partners
  • Technology – information on demand
  • Teacher leadership – professional work year and responsibilities
  • Curriculum maps, units, lessons
  • Standards embedded in curriculum
  • Project and research based learning
  • Assessment – Competency
  • No text books – internet based resources
  • Acceleration of learning – early college experience for all students
  • Immediate learning support for students
  • Seamless, integrated and personalized learning
  • Imagination, creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Field based experiences – internship, apprenticeship, work experience,
  • community service
  • Partnerships with parents, community and business
  • High performance skills
  • Contribution to family, community and others

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