While driving to work this morning, I was excited to hear that San Diego's High Tech High is one of the finalists for the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. This competition asked students to demonstrate how the learning environment at their school prepares them for college and career.
In the spirit of the project-based learning environment at their school, students worked together to produce a video highlighting what makes their school unique.
According to the students, the nature of project-based learning with a focus on work in the world outside the classroom provides them with important 21st century skills like technology skills, leadership, and ethics.
Thank you teachers and students for showing what students can do when given responsibility, leadership, ownership, and the ability to construct their own learning. It is appreciated.