LINCOLN — Teachers and students on Nov. 16 showed off to visitors from four Arkansas school districts why they consider Lincoln a progressive district.
The high school recently adopted a new model for education, called New Tech. The approach is student driven with heavy emphasis on project-based learning, particularly in real-life experiences.
“We’re always looking for tools for students and teachers and part of that is technology,” said Superintendent Frank Holman.
The district is in its second year of one-to-one computing, starting in kindergarten where students use an electronic device similar to an iPod to learn math and English.Students in third grade and up are issued laptop computers.
On Wednesday, teachers and students demonstrated parts of the New Tech approach to representatives from Mena, Harrison, Clarksville and Farmington school districts. Holman said 18 Lincoln teachers were trained in the model last summer and another 18 will be trained next summer.
The district hopes to see improved student achievement and students who are better prepared for college or career after high school.
Brian Law, assistant superintendent in Farmington, said he and a group of teachers were there to learn more and observe.
“It’s a relatively new concept and we’re here to gather information,” Law said. “It’s a newer concept that could be of benefit for some kids.”Read the full article »
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