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How can we empower educators to provide equitable and innovative learning for all?

High Tech High Graduate School

Marker San Diego, California, USA
The Graduate School of Education helps educators to grow their practice for effective teaching, learning and leadership in an immersive residency professional development programme.
Introduction

What is High Tech High Graduate School?

Laura McBain
“We really engage people and imbedded them in a school that is really doing this work - often you shadow in a system that isn’t innovative but now they can live it and breath it”

Laura McBain, Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy at High Tech High

Professional development opportunities can often  take the form of brief courses and events which, while inspirational, can seem removed from the daily realities of teaching and learning in real life schools. This can mean that when teachers return to their home school they struggle to implement the abstract ideas and the opportunity for meaningful change is missed.

Studying educational issues and learning how to be an innovative leader in education can be made more impactful by allowing the participants to get hands on experience and research opportunities in a school that is doing innovative work already.

High Tech High is one of the most well-known school systems worldwide, showcased as an example of how to bring successful project-based learning into schools. But, did you know that High Tech High were also the first high school to open a graduate school of education within a K12 institution?

High Tech High Graduate School was developed to make teachers into leaders who think outside the box and feel free to innovate in schools.

The graduate school is intended to be an opportunity for teachers to improve their creativity, to take risks and unleash change. The graduate school courses are highly practical in nature and recruit experienced teachers to further their practice by working and learning in the school, having real life experiences through project based learning.

Teachers are encouraged to design each learning experience with equity in mind, so that their work addresses historical and systemic oppression that affects disadvantaged student. Progressive pedagogy focuses on deeper learning and gives students options and a voice in their learning experience, as well as an authentic purpose and audience for their learning. Teachers at the Graduate School examine connections between equity and design in their practice and develop effective leadership skills to enable them and their colleagues to shape schools to be innovative and equitable, expanding the High Tech High approach to other schools.

Following the project-based learning approach of the High Tech High K12 charter schools, the  Graduate school is dedicated to providing adult learning experiences for teachers that are personalized, authentic, and transformative.

Graduate School students create personal learning plans, pursue a project-based curriculum, explore their own questions through rigorous inquiry, and develop digital portfolios to demonstrate their learning. They are encouraged to explore the intersection of theory and practice as they learn by doing.  The students also conduct research while engaging in the daily reality of working in the school and are expected to share their work with audiences within the Graduate School and the wider community.

The Graduate School Education Leadership Academy turns educational teams into change agents. The hybrid learning model involves face-to-face residencies at High Tech High in San Diego, professional partnership, and online learning. Participants design their own personal learning plan and design and deliver a collaborative Leadership Project to address a real need in their home school.

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Intended Outcomes
957
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TEACHERS
Target Group
2007
Established
Resources Needed
To attend the course for a year costs $25,000 USD, however, fellowships are available. High Tech High offers workshops, as well as personalized professional development based on the interests and needs of your school.
HundrED Criteria
innovativeness
impact
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High Tech High Graduate School focuses not on creating a platform, but on creating an opportunity to improve creativity and taking the risk to try something new. The Graduate School is embedded within the High Tech High schools, providing an engaging context for personalized, hands-on learning and the consolidation of theory and practice.
High Tech High Graduate School has helped to develop leaders who think outside the box.
High Tech High Graduate School trains 5000 teachers a year, and runs a conference bringing practitioners together.
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Graduate School of Education
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Check out the opportunities!
Explore what types of professional development opportunities High Tech High Graduate School are offering.
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Book a tour
If you're interested in visiting the campus you can book a tour!
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Invite High Tech High to you.
HTH teachers, school leaders, and faculty from the Graduate School of Education and Center for Research on Equity and Innovation are available to visit your school and facilitate professional development with faculty.
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Submit to UnBoxed
UnBoxed is a peer-reviewed journal of reflections on purpose, practice and policy in education, published twice yearly by the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
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High Tech High MOOCS & courses
High Tech High have created or co-created MOOCS to further your professional development from the comfort of your own home!
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