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What is the New Tech Network?

The New Tech Network works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop innovative public schools. They provide services and support that enable schools to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning. The goal is to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow.

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Project based learning and New Tech Network

Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of our instructional approach.  In PBL, learning is contextual, creative, and shared.  Students collaborate on meaningful projects that require critical thinking, creativity, and communication in order for them to answer challenging questions or solve complex problems. By making learning relevant to them in this way, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and content concepts. 

Students aren’t just assessed on their understanding of academic content, but on their ability to successfully apply that content when solving authentic problems.  Through this process, project based learning gives students the opportunity to develop the real life skills required for success in today’s world.