New Tech by the Numbers

 

CELL takes the initiative on education reform

New initiatives: 2010–14

  • Alternative High School Network. Uses research-based methods and problem-based learning to establish alternative paths to high school graduation.
  • Business and Education Connections. Creates alliances between business and education leaders to address school challenges.
  • International High School Network. Connects Indiana schools and students to the world through global studies, language, and technology.
  • Learning Sciences Master’s Degree. Develops a content-area master’s program that gives teachers in-depth knowledge and stronger understanding of how students learn.
  • Middle School Network. Emphasizes the transition between elementary and middle school, and between middle school and high school, through curriculum, instruction, and student development.
  • School Consultation Services. Supports change through research, strategic planning, resource development, and policy revision.
  • Leadership & Instructional Professional Development. Addresses educator needs through research, resources, education, and motivation.

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Ongoing CELL initiatives: 2008–14

  • Early College High School. Helps first-generation, minority, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students complete rigorous college-level courses, earning them both a high school diploma and college credits.
  • High School-to-College Transition. Reduces barriers to college through policy review of three transition programs: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual high school/college credit courses.
  • Indiana Education Transformation Conference. Shares innovation, fosters communication, and promotes progressive thinking and leadership for improved education and economic development.
  • iLEAD Principal Preparation Program. Equips new school leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to address the complex realities of today’s K-12 schools.
  • New Technology High School. Implements project-based learning and technology as real-world tools for student engagement and development of 21st-century skills.
  • Research & Evaluation. Examines teaching methods, school models, and instructional practices to support data-driven decision-making in schools.

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The New Tech state of affairs

CELL leads Indiana; Indiana leads nation

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New Technology High Schools to launch in 2010 —more than any other state

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New Technology High Schools now open in Indiana—more than any other state

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Distinguished Teachers—more than any other state

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National New Tech Network demonstration sites—more than any other state