"Students will select a topic they feel passionately about. They will select the medium and mode of showing what they know based on what they have learned this year. For example, if they loved doing a video interview and want to freelance for Broadcast, then they can create a video assignment."
Classroom tasks that are worthy of students time and attention, relevant, connected to the world and organized around the ‘big ideas’ of a subject can develop understanding, intellectual interest and engagement with students.
"Brad currently teaches 4th grade at Rattlesnake Elementary in Missoula, Mont., and he has taught around the world during his 13 years of teaching. During his seven years of teaching in the Philippines, Germany, and El Salvador, he was exposed to an educational framework that transformed his vision of education -- the International Baccalaureate primary years program. Currently Brad has returned to his hometown in order to try to shift the paradigm through which we educate. He holds a BA in Elementary Education and an MFA in Integrated Arts and Education."