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Innovation in Learning Study Team

Shrewsbury teachers are doing very exciting projects with their students!  See what Shrewsbury educators are discovering in this blog: SPS Innovation.   Some examples are below:

First Graders at Floral research and learn about the Bag Ban

 

Floral First Graders Collaborate to cleanup the Floral Trail

 

Fifth Graders think critically and share their thinking on the book Wonder

Portrait of a Graduate

Simply stated, a portrait of a graduate defines what we believe is most critical for our students to know and be able to do by the time they graduate from Shrewsbury High School.   Shrewsbury Public Schools is looking for educators, parents, community members, business leaders and current and former high school students to participate in a working group that will help create Shrewsbury’s “Portrait of a Graduate.

Having this profile well articulated will help inform the district’s next set of strategic priorities and the instructional decision making across our schools. Please consider lending your voice and perspective to this important project.

This work is part of an ongoing community discussion started last year with the screening of the Most Likely to Succeed documentary and the establishment of a district-wide Innovation in Learning Study Group. Our conversation is focused on how Shrewsbury Public Schools can best prepare students for a rapidly changing, interconnected digital world and exploring and learning from how other learning institutions are meeting this challenge. 

On Friday, January 13th, the Portrait of a Graduate team met for the first of 3 all-day meetings at the Shrewsbury Public Library to discuss the book "Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?" by Seth Godin..  The book discusses how individuals can make a significant impact within their organization and the value of people who are problem seekers and solution finders.  If you would like to know more about the book, take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PJ6eZIYZsyg.