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Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
J-Term from Soup to Nuts

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What does it look like to disrupt a traditional high school curriculum and schedule with a mid-year, multi-week initiative that provides project-based learning for every student? The teachers at Lyndon Institute (LI), a high school in northeast Vermont, did just that by introducing January-Term. J-Term, scheduled for 2 - 3 weeks between the fall and spring semesters, was originally intended to re-energize both teachers and students by essentially suspending nearly all of the school’s traditional curriculum in favor of project-based learning.

How can you bring J-Term to your school? As LI has engaged in J-Term for the last 5 years, come and learn about both our successes as well as our challenges associated with implementing such an initiative. Specifically, participants in this session will learn about: the many details associated with creating new mini-courses from scratch; designing an entirely new schedule of courses; helping teachers take the initial plunge into the PBL pool; convincing the community of the value of this initiative; engaging students in deeper learning; and reflecting on the entire process for the sake of improvement. Ultimately, participants will create their own J-Term mini-course as well as a framework for a plan to implement J-Term in their own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Norwood, Ed.D.

Adam Norwood, Ed.D.

Assistant Head of School for Curriculum & Instruction, Lyndon Institute, VT
My passion: Helping to inspire and empower teachers as they embrace their own learning so that they, in turn, can inspire and empower their students. My inspiration: My 2 school-age children, my educator-wife, my former teachers and mentors. My hope: To share with you the lessons... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 207

Attendees (12)