More photos from the Steel Factory Visit, where students were selected to sign a piece of steel and see how the steel structure for our school is being taken from design to completion.
Larry Rosenstock, the CEO of High Tech High, San Diego promised to visit our school when it opens. Larry is the reason Andy and I started on this journey after our trip to his amazing school, and I was privileged to meet him at an educational conference this Tuesday.
During his keynote, Larry showed us some data about his students that was amazing. Over 85% of the children that go to his non-selective school have gone on to graduate from University, as opposed to this typical picture of the UK.
The support we have received from HTH and from Expedtionary Learning’s Ron Berger has been overwhelming and this gives us the confidence to know that our school will be a brilliant success.
We look forward to Larry visiting when our school is open.
Ron is a teacher and carpenter who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. His role as teacher at Shutesbury Elementary school allowed him to develop a pedagogy that is now being used in over 160 schools through his current work as Chief Program Officer of Expeditionary Learning.
He is widely recognised as one of the best educators in the world.
Examples of his work can be seen below:
and here is a link to a recent article written by Ron.
This is the Expeditionary Learning school that we visited. The video is about ten minutes long, but shows the depth of learning and engagement of the students extremely well.
Ron Berger will be at Campsmount Academy, Doncaster for two days this June.
On Thursday 13th June, he will be talking to Secondary schools late afternoon / early evening.
On Friday the 14th June, he will be talking to Primary schools during the day.
Details are to be released shortly.
If you are interested in attending either day/evening, please contact me asap by emailing
Places will be limited, so get in touch now!
Tait Coles is Vice Principal for Learning and Innovation at Dixons City Academy, Bradford. He is excited about SOLO Taxonomy, Project Based Learning (PBL), leadership and pedagogy and developing independent and resilient learners. Tait is extremely interested in using “New Technologies” to engage and enthuse students. He is passionate about learning……it’s all about the learning.
You can view Tait’s blog here
Follow Tait on Twitter @totallywired77
Jeff teaches art at High Tech High, San Diego. He’s ace!
He’s done a load of animated videos explaining what PBL is and what it ISN’T…
…and he has a history of his projects which shows you the great things students do in his class
He also has a blog that he updates irregularly in his own inimitable style