Big Idea - Vertical Alignment
The days of the one-room school house, where students of all ages sat together and teachers taught a series of lessons targeted to various levels and subject areas are well behind us.
However in a globalized economy, where graduates are required to have an international perspective and face competition for schools and jobs with workers worldwide, there is an increasing demand for flexibility and real world relevance to classroom activity.
Many schools and state initiatives are looking at ways that allow for greater flexibility in student learning.
- The opportunity for students to start planning for the future, and target curricula and resources beyond their current grade levels. (Vertical alignment)
- The opportunity for students and teachers to adopt a more collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to curriculum, more in line with how learning takes place in the workplace. (Horizontal alignment)