I’m in my 4th year as a lead learner at Vista High School. My credential is in Social Studies, but as a founding member of the Personalized Learning Academy, and now a member of the Early Adopters team for the 1st year of XQ Super School implementation, the traditional ideas around high school social studies don’t really apply.
Nonetheless, I’m committed to helping young people take the time to get to know themselves, and to see the value in honoring their strengths, their interests, and their unique abilities to contribute to something larger than themselves. And in so doing, developing a strategy for learning that they can apply to the countless new situations they’ll encounter as they grow and change and more fully inhabit the world around them.
Currently, the focus is on developing in students the capacity to take greater responsibility for their learning by using the Challenge Based Learning framework, and providing regular opportunities to experience the 4 attributes of personalized learning.