Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Island Learning

North Haven, Maine has a unique K-12 school that might be a model for schools on the mainland.

North Haven Community School

Edutopia - "Treasured Island: Giving Students Real Skills and Real Responsibilities"

Edutopia - "How To: Raise the Educational Stakes with Project Learning"

NPR - Maine School Bind Isolated Island Together

What other models of project-based learning are there in Maine?

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1 comment:

Nicole said...

I think it's a great school for some types of students. I've visited it and seen great work done there (especially in relation to students thinking for themselves, this is of course a nod to the teachers and administration for fostering this).

That said, this loosely structured environment is not best for all students. It feels very energetic, which makes it hard like people for me to concentrate.