How might we rethink the role of teachers to be co-adventurers and designers of personalized, active learning experiences for students?
Throughout the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, Curtis School is joining Far Hills Country Day School (NJ) as our first cohort engaging in the NextQ: a series of four professional development experiences geared toward reimagining the role of the teacher in order to engage students in active, inquiry-based learning adventures of their own. Spread throughout the year, these four quarterly "adventures" are giving faculty plenty of food for thought as they uncover and explore the needs of their students, the world of work those students will eventually enter into, and the types of 21st-century skills, habits, and mindsets they would like to model for students.
The quarterly adventures Curtis faculty are engaging in include:
Through these curated experiences, the Adventure Quarterly is offering Curtis and Far Hills Country Day School an opportunity for the entire faculty to collaborate on retooling and redesigning teaching and learning at their schools to better prepare their students to make a positive impact on the 21st-century world they will enter into as adults.
Experience Designers: Tara Jahn and Carla Silver (Curtis School); Garrett Mason and Erin Cohn (Far Hills Country Day School)