This fall, Thompson School District has taken the beta principles of the former Innovation Lab and given them a new vision through the E³ Learning CO program located within Ferguson High School. The goal? Find a way to facilitate independent learning options for all students while involving the community through mentoring and documenting student work for credit.
How do I know about this? Well, because I’m a lucky girl and am on the team that is making this happen- currently a dynamic duo supported by an incredible principal and advisory board. Although my title is officially Registrar, I get to do a little of everything- program branding and advertising, enrolling students, meeting with parents, advising students during their work time, setting structures in place for digital portfolios, researching independent learning opportunities… it’s just fabulous! Love. The fabulousness comes not only from the concept but also the people that are making it happen. Be sure you connect with the E³ Team members below. They are some of the most amazing people I know. Honest.
I’ll be reflecting on what I am learning, so check back. You can help by joining the program learning conversation on twitter (#e3co). We hope you will join us in this new venture by sharing your knowledge and experiences. Comments welcome and encouraged.
Has your district done something similar? What did you learn from the process? How are you making independent learning opportunities happen?
- Diane Lauer, Advisory Board @MrsLauer (LinkedIn)
- Diane McInturff, Director @giftedteacher (LinkedIn)
- Heather Goldstein, Advisory Board (LinkedIn)
- Julie Cunningham, Registrar @techfacil (LinkedIn)
- Michael Clingan, Advisory Board @michaelclingan (LinkedIn)
- Monika Hardy, Advisory Board @monk51295 (LinkedIn)
- Sheila Pottorff, Principal @sspottorff (LinkedIn)
- Sierra Goldstein, Advisory Board @SGoldstein33
- Tim Kubik, Advisory Board @kubikhan (LinkedIn)