Research: Teacher and blogger Matt Levinson writes about the potential the Internet holds for engaging student learning. He argues that educators should capture students’ natural fascination with technology to use it to our advantage, creating individual “playlists” of learning resources for every student. Beyond that, it’s just as important to teach students the responsibility that comes with so much information, learning which resources to trust and how to use them.
Practice: Our teachers are not restricted to the methods or materials they use to obtain their class goals. Chrysalis teachers are encouraged to be creative and resourceful in creating their classes and choosing course content. Furthermore, students are encouraged to be part of the process so that their coursework reflects their interests. You’ll see our students using a variety of resources to support their learning, from smart phones and ipads to online textbooks and videogames.