Approaches to learning

  • Want to know more about the latest innovations in learning and school design? Check out the following links to bold approaches, initiatives, and ideas.
    Grand Prairie ISD's Dubiski Career High School curriculum enables students to enter the work force with a certification, as well as, prepare them for or a 2 or 4 year college.     
    Dubiski Career High School 
    The New Tech High School has wide open spaces, every student has a laptop and, since its opening in 2008, is a student centered project-based community.
    New Tech High School 
    The San Diego Unified School District is opening a new high school that will share a space in the city's new downtown library. The magnet/district charter school focuses on college and career readiness.
    • San Diego School is All About Location 
    Go on a video tour of the innovatively designed Denver School of Science and Technology, an exciting example of how the design of an educational facility can help boost student achievement.
    • Denver School of Science and Technology 
    At Colonel Smith Middle School, "flexible learning spaces" resulted from a focus on interwoven instructional design components.
    • Flexibility and Reconceptualizing Space 
    As video conferencing becomes more dominant in the global workplace, one company is looking at how to make the experience better.
    • Steelcase: Video Conferencing 
    The Rosa Parks School in Portland, Oregon, is an outstanding model for how multiple partners and creative design can result in a sustainable school and a sustainable community.
    • Rosa Parks School 
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus is the largest, non-profit Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction Platinum building in the world. 
    • Gates Foundation Campus 
    HISD staff members recently toured Dallas ISD's Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy. Gilliam Academy is an Early College High School with 400 students and 18 staff members.
    • Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy 
    The American Architectural Foundation traveled the country for their Voice of the Teacher project to visit schools recognized for their innovative design. Here are some of the highlights.
    • Photo Essay of Design Innovations