Putnam EDGE High School will follow a model that is not about what the technology can do, but rather what the students can do with the right technology. The model design involves a project-based learning approach and follows the design principles fully by
Implementing rigorous course work aligned to state standards and designed to include a STEM concentration
Providing ongoing communication and training for staff
Working with the community as viable partners
Extending outreach efforts for students
Providing adequate facilities and resources.
Putnam EDGE High School’s learning outcomes are based on these elements:
Knowledge and Thinking: Students select and utilize appropriate technology to effectively perform tasks. Students gather, analyze, and synthesize information in a variety of contexts. Students apply computation, measurement, estimation and data evaluation in various settings.
Agency: Work Ethic. Students, using a growth mindset, demonstrate commitment to their team, personal responsibilities and tasks taking ownership over learning.
Collaboration: Students actively and respectfully contribute, through strong interpersonal communication, to a team to solve problems while working toward a common goal of shared success, leadership, and initiative. Students explore different perspectives on global, cultural issues and values, leading to action in their community.
Oral Communication: Students correctly, eloquently and effectively communicate material before a variety of audiences for multiple purposes
Written Communication: Students effectively express and construct ideas in writing clearly, concisely and correctly to a variety of audiences.
Intensive coaching over a five-year period will support such effective project- and problem-based learning, assist staff to develop robust curriculum, integrate content areas across the curriculum, and assess authentic outcomes to result in a pedagogy that inculcates the skills and creativity required.