Friday, November 8, 2013

What if we let students design their own schools?

What if we let students design their own schools? That's exactly the question that was explored with The Independent Project. The program provides a model that empowers students to design and learn in their own school. The project was proposed by students. Their principal agreed to allow students to create and attend this school within a school located  Monument Mountain Regional High School, a public school in Massachusetts. In this video teens share how this model worked well for them. Especially those who weren't thriving in a traditional setting.  
Want to learn how they did it? Here is The White Paper.pdf, a formal document outlining the details of The Independent Project. It was created as a guide for others interested in bringing a version of the model to their own schools.  

Interested? Watch this video too.

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