The USA Today recently shared a great post called “Should high school be more like the real world? These innovators think so“. It highlights the work of Powderhouse Studios.
Here is part of the introduction:
“The high school, set to open in a repurposed former school building in Somerville, Mass., next year, won’t have grade levels or traditional classes. Instead, students will be immersed in interdisciplinary projects that tap into their interests and ambitions. They’ll divide their days between seminars and project-based work, meeting with faculty for guidance regularly. And students will go to school year-round from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., taking vacations based on their families’ schedules. Classrooms, lectures and lesson plans – the things traditional schools are built on – won’t be a big part of daily life at Powderhouse.
In short, Powderhouse will look more like a workplace than a high school.”
This piece is so powerful that it is a MUST READ. These educators are taking innovation to the next step and taking a HUGE risk. They are taking #placebaseded and #makerspaces to the next level. I can’t wait to read about and see how successful this school is. I believe they are on an amazing track for success.