DeKalb New Tech Chosen for Host School for a Second Time

posted Mar 8, 2013, 9:56 AM by webmaster district   [ updated Mar 8, 2013, 10:05 AM ]

This has been a very exciting week for DeKalb New Tech as the New Tech Network chose them to serve as a host school again, this time for the National Leadership Residency, which brings future directors from all over the nation together to a newly functioning New Tech School for training.

They had over 50 individuals visiting them; each of whom will be starting a New Tech school in their home state in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.  They were there for four days (Monday through Thursday).

The future directors were led by School Development Coach Jim May, from New Tech Network.  New Tech students gave the visitors tours of the school showing them their classrooms and explaining from a student’s point of view what goes on in different areas of New Tech; they gave presentations on their personal experience transitioning from traditional school to New Tech and showed examples of projects they have worked on this year.  They talked about the pros and cons they have encountered with PBL learning and answered any follow up questions that the guests had.  The future directors also interviewed with DNT facilitators on how their transition was going, from teaching traditional school and then coming to New Tech as a facilitator, how projects are applied to the community, in addition to collaborating about ideas and concerns.  Mr. Toth, the NT director, also spoke with the guests, answered questions and helped Mr. May facilitate the visit.  The visitors got a chance to just observe classrooms and watch the New Tech model in action as well.

DNT is very excited for another opportunity to help New Tech expand across the country, and they are very proud of their students for their exceptional support.

Pictured below is Jacob Good giving his tour to ten of the visitors.

Check out this album for a few more pictures from their visit.