To view the New Tech weninar from November 22nd, click here.
One of the biggest obstacles to opening a new school is establishing an effective support network. The Alliance of Model Schools is a cost-free membership that provides resources, advocacy and networking for schools that implement a new school design. Learn more, click here.
About New Tech NetworkNew Tech Network is a school development organization that helps public high schools implement the New Tech model. With more than 13 years experience, they support thriving schools across the nation that serve students of all abilities, interests, aspirations and socio-economic backgrounds.
To learn more about the New Tech Network, visit www.newtechnetwork.org.
Do you have specific questions about replicating a new school model?
Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't see your question on the list, or would like to discuss a model further, email or call us! Dawn Downes, Director of Innovative School Models, 302-656-4737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Tech High School Model
Innovative Schools is proud to partner with New Tech Network. New Tech works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop innovative public high schools by fundamentally rethinking teaching and learning.
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Founded in Napa, California, in 1996, the New Tech High School model has been replicated in 87 schools serving more than 10,000 students in nine states.
Three key elements set New Tech schools apart
Rigorous and engaging teaching.
Project-based learning (PBL) is at the heart of our instructional approach. PBL uses technology and inquiry to engage students with issues and questions that are relevant to their lives. In New Tech classrooms, teachers design rigorous projects aligned to state and district standards and customize them for relevance and the interests of students.
New Tech’s approach to PBL fundamentally changes the role of teacher and student. Instead of traditional one-to-many instructors, teachers become facilitators who coach students to take charge of their own learning. Students become active learners and doers who take responsibility to complete projects, invent their own solutions and develop self-management techniques.
Collaborative culture that empowers.
Each school has a unique identity that promotes trust, respect and responsibility. At New Tech schools, students and teachers alike have exceptional ownership of school administration and the learning experience.
Students acquire a level of responsibility similar to what they would experience in a professional work environment. Working on projects and in teams, students are accountable to their peers, while taking individual responsibility to get work done.
Technology that is fully applied.
Smart use of technology supports our innovative approaches to instruction and culture. All classrooms have a one-to-one computing ratio. With access to Web-enabled computers, every student becomes a self-directed learner who no longer needs to rely primarily on teachers or textbooks for knowledge and direction.