From a College Preparatory School press release:
Edutopia on Wednesday launched a comprehensive look at collaborative learning at The College Preparatory School, 6100 Broadway, Oakland as part of their Schools That Work series. See the video about the school's programs on the Edutopia website at http://www.edutopia.org/stw-collaborative-learning. (The YouTube version is at right.)
Highlighting College Prep’s instruction in math and English, Edutopia adds the school to its outstanding roster of K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn. Focusing on evidenced-based successes, Edutopia provides how-to videos, actionable tip lists, and online resources such as research and lesson plans, to help educators learn from and replicate what’s working in education.
“Overall, I think The College Preparatory School is a great case study to show best practices in collaborative learning at one of the top independent schools in the nation. Discussion-based English Language Arts and collaborative, problem-based math have been shown by extensive research to support student learning, and these practices can be replicated widely and align with Common Core standards,” said Dr. Vanessa Vega, Edutopia’s research analyst.
College Prep celebrates scholarly endeavor, believing that the high school years are a critical time to develop each student’s intellectual voice and habits of mind.
“We are pleased to share our methods for teaching math and English, and the collaborative skills that will serve our students through college and in their lives, with the international education community,” Monique DeVane, Head of School, said. “It is an honor to be in the company of the fine schools featured in Edutopia’s Schools That Work series.”
Edutopia is produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a private operating foundation dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process. For more information, visit Edutopia.org.