New Tech helps our students gain the knowledge and deeper learning skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow.
What fuels our success?
Culture that Empowers- Our New Tech schools maintain a culture that promotes trust, respect, and responsibility. At both Ronald E. McNair Jr. HS and Panther New Tech @ Lake City HS, students and facilitators alike have exceptional ownership of the learning experience and the learning environment. Working on projects and in teams, students are accountable to their peers and acquire a level of responsibility similar to what they would experience in a professional work environment.
Technology that Enables- The smart use of technology supports our innovative approach to instruction and culture. All students have a one-to-one computing ratio. With access to Web-enabled Chrome Books every student becomes a self-directed learner who no longer needs to rely on teachers or textbooks for knowledge and direction. We use ECHO, an online learning management system to create a vibrant network which helps students, facilitators, and parents connect to each other.
Teaching that Engages- Project-based learning is at the heart of our instructional approach. In project-based learning (PBL), learning is contextual, creative, and shared. By making learning relevant to them in this way, student engagement reaches new levels. This higher level of engagement is associated with better educational outcomes.