There is a small town, about 12 miles east of Austin, Texas, where a high school devoted to teaching every subject to every student through project-based learning (PBL) opened five years ago.
Winners for the inaugural NTN Video Challenge were announced on Thursday. Categories included a Judges Pick with an award-winning judges' panel and a Viewer's Choice based on number of views on youtube.
New Tech Network schools create great learning environments that lead to great student results. We believe that relevant and rigorous instruction, a student-centered school culture and an integrated use of technology will lead to students prepared to succeed in college and career.
The top 13 finalists have produced some amazing videos, we would like to offer the video that receives the most views on youtube an additional $500 for use as their school sees fit!
With your help, we’d like to raise awareness and understanding about how education happens in a New Tech school Stay tuned, we will be posting videos, finalists and announcing winners in the next two months.
Providing students with a practical application of a theoretical physics problem is a challenge. But Gail Nowels, this year’s NTN Best in Network award recipient, found the perfect solution.
A physics teacher at NTN’s Columbus Signature Academy in Columbus, Indiana (about 30 miles south of Indianapolis), Nowels designed a project for a curriculum section on electricity and magnetism that got her classroom deeply engaged in the subject, resulting in community improvements and real-life skills for the students.
The scene is repeated thousands of times each spring. Wide-eyed students reach for their diplomas as they excitedly toss their tasseled caps high in the air, reveling in a sense of completion – high school graduation.
It’s one thing to know what you want, and it’s another thing to know how to get it. New Tech Network high schools are focused on empowering students to sort through these challenging decisions.
A perfect record – that’s what Anson New Tech High School has for its first graduating class -- 100 percent of students who began their senior year at Anson are graduating and 100 percent of these students are continuing on to some form of post-high school education.
It doesn’t matter what you call it -- Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Outreach, or Business/Education Partnerships -- corporations and community organizations nationwide are working together to positively influence the high school experience for today’s students.
Easier said than done…or is it? Students at New Tech High Schools DO learn by doing. Whether through a senior project or a student internship, NTN students pursue their passions and challenge themselves by taking significant steps in an area of interest.
My senior year is almost at an end. It has been a rollercoaster of a ride. Four years later, I have literally grown up New Tech.
At NTN results matter. All results. Not just those that are state mandated,