The Albemarle County School Board will hold its annual retreat tomorrow from Noon to 5PM. The meeting is at VSBA's headquarters on Pantops and is open to the public and media (BTW - I think it is important for government retreats to be held where people can easily come and observe).
In our preparation materials, I found these three readings the most interesting:
- How to Get Started with Project Based Learning by David Andrade
- Framework for 21st Century Learning
- Weymouth High School curriculum redesign project
On the last item for Weymouth HS, I was really impressed with the video put together by the faculty.
While their wiki appears to be in its early stages, I am impressed by their objectives (below) and it's a site I will be checking on in the future.
Design 21 is a faculty run redesign of the Weymouth High School curriculum. Our goal is to embed core 21st century skills across the curriculum to prepare students for post‐secondary education, career, and active citizenship. This site exists to create complete transparency in the process and maximize input for every stakeholder. At WHSDeisgn21.wikispaces.com you will be able to view the minutes from every Design Team meeting, check the calendar for upcoming meetings, and publicly post your feedback. The site is faculty run and operated to allow for timely updates and a full democratization of the redesign.