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Today, we’re joined by 3 educators who have been practicing PBL for many years (remember, this isn’t new, folks). Monika King is the Principal, Steve Murdie is a Physics teacher, and Todd Miller is a Biology and A&P teacher at Maur Hill-Mount Academy, a college-prep international boarding school in Atchison, Kansas.
Teachers at MH-MA are acutely attuned to what colleges of all types are wanting from high school graduates. Facing a real shift in expectations, they have been shifting what college-prep means for their students. They are working with Flex-Mod Scheduling (http://www.redesignu.org/design-lab/mastery-learning/resource-bank/flexible-modular-scheduleflex-mod) to better prepare students for beyond-graduation college life.
They each share successes and challenges for themselves and their students and as Steve and Todd head back to class, Monika shares how she, as an administrator, has been able to move parent expectations beyond prepping for the ACT/SAT tests.
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