Spotlight on Education: A Speakers Series

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Head and Hands at High Tech High Schools: Problem Based Learning and the 21st Century Student

Brett Peterson, Janie Griswold and Anne Worrall are High Tech school directors. High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school and evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12 and embodies the High Tech High design principles of personalization, adult world connection, common intellectual mission, and teacher as designer. The commitment to authentic learning results in a 100 percent graduation rate and a 99 percent college admission rate. The three directors will highlight the schools’ role in the national school reform movement, focusing on the design principals that permeate every aspect of life at High Tech High: small school size, openness of the facilities, personalization through advisory, emphasis on integrated, project based learning and student exhibitions, a requirement that all students complete internships in the community and the provision of ample planning time for teacher teams during the work day. This dynamic, interactive presentation will include examples of student work and a Q&A session.


Event Schedule

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Registration and Cocktail Reception

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Speaker Presentation/Audience Presentation



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