The Research Behind Innovation High

Kent ISD Superintendents spent two years researching the best teaching and learning practices around the country. One of the results of that research was Innovation High. Below are some of the resources that helped lead to the school.

University of Indianapolis - Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning
Created in 2001, the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis serves as a leading convener, catalyst and collaborator for dynamic, innovative education change to dramatically impact student achievement throughout Indiana. CELL's efforts are rooted in the principle that all students, regardless of background, should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education, training and success in the 21st-century global economy.

Buck Institute for Education - What is PBL?
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. While allowing for some degree of student "voice and choice," rigorous projects are carefully planned, managed, and assessed to help students learn key academic content, practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking), and create high-quality, authentic products & presentations.

New Tech Network
New Tech Network works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop innovative public high schools. They provide services and support that enable schools to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning. The New Tech model provides an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom.