"As Director of City as Our Campus at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, I spend a lot of my time connecting students, faculty, and community partners. We discuss authenticity and agency – the importance of students directing their own learning experiences, investigating questions that interest them, and finding the answers themselves." So begins a recent blog post by WT's Adam Nye, on Independent Ideas: The Independent School Magazine Blog.
In this post, Nye discusses the impact of integrating community-based learning into the curriculum across all grade levels, and the power of applying academic learning to the real world. He shares specific examples from WT's curriculum, and previews our June 2018 conference, coLearn, which will share best practices in community-based learning.
This conference is made possible by a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.