Magazine article District Administration

Learning How to Survive after School

Magazine article District Administration

Learning How to Survive after School

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Knowing how to verbalize goals, learning how to act, and in the end, getting a successful job are some lessons students are learning under a new training program. At Sacramento New Technology High School, a charter school under the New Technology Foundation, part of the students' education will involve learning the Job Journey transitional skills program, which is just over a year old and exists in eight states.

The New Technology Foundation has 24 high schools in seven states. High Tech High programs in California used the program's model when it opened a few years ago, says foundation CEO Susan Schilling.

The New Technology schools, which have no more than 400 students each, are focused on 21st century learning where teachers do team teaching, such as integrating English and history as well as science and math, and students use technology to do projects while they cover required state standards. "The kids are doing the work in the context of projects and that makes the learning relevant to students," says Schilling. …

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