SLA [Science Leadership Academy, Pa.] is kid focused and community based. They want their kids to be passionate about the work they are doing. I love his quote, "School is real life – not preparation for real life." Technology is ubiquitous and invisible in their schools. Lehmann suggests that we should stop describing our schools as "Schools WITH computers" — of course we have technology – it needs to be part of everything. SLA is deliberately meta-cognitive – they want to help their students grow to be better thinkers. Assessment is authentic and transparent.
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