Isabelle Jewsome (left) loaded her glider onto the launch pad as she and her fellow third-graders tested their projects as teacher Erin Adriance recorded her flight distance at Apache Elementary School. Apache’s debut as an innovation school this year represents a shift in learning, found in pockets throughout the Shawnee Mission School District and throughout the country, toward a system that prioritizes collaborative projects, hands-on learning and individualized curriculum over what proponents call “one size-fits-all” teaching models. It’s a model that has attracted more attention and scrutiny in recent months, since the district announced it intends to expand the program to other schools.
Isabelle Jewsome (left) loaded her glider onto the launch pad as she and her fellow third-graders tested their projects as teacher Erin Adriance recorded her flight distance at Apache Elementary School. Apache’s debut as an innovation school this year represents a shift in learning, found in pockets throughout the Shawnee Mission School District and throughout the country, toward a system that prioritizes collaborative projects, hands-on learning and individualized curriculum over what proponents call “one size-fits-all” teaching models. It’s a model that has attracted more attention and scrutiny in recent months, since the district announced it intends to expand the program to other schools. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
Isabelle Jewsome (left) loaded her glider onto the launch pad as she and her fellow third-graders tested their projects as teacher Erin Adriance recorded her flight distance at Apache Elementary School. Apache’s debut as an innovation school this year represents a shift in learning, found in pockets throughout the Shawnee Mission School District and throughout the country, toward a system that prioritizes collaborative projects, hands-on learning and individualized curriculum over what proponents call “one size-fits-all” teaching models. It’s a model that has attracted more attention and scrutiny in recent months, since the district announced it intends to expand the program to other schools. Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

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May 16, 2017 9:00 AM

At Shawnee Mission ‘lab school,’ the district experiments with new ways to teach, learn

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