New Tech Network’s decades of experience guiding schools through comprehensive transformation led to the Four Design Pillars. NTN developed these four categories to bucket the work of whole school transformation and help school communities understand the overarching goals that impact the work through all phases of the school development process.
Outcomes that Matter
Every NTN partner school adopts the five New Tech Network Learning Outcomes. The outcomes are: Collaboration, Knowledge and Thinking, Written and Oral Communication, and the development of student responsibility for their own learning, or Agency.
Teaching that Engages
Project-based learning (PBL) is the primary pedagogical method that all NTN teachers use in their schools. It is the best way for students to demonstrate proficiency on schoolwide learning outcomes. PBL requires contextual, creative, and shared learning. Students collaborate on meaningful projects that require critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration in order to answer challenging questions. By making learning relevant, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and concepts.
Culture that Empowers
Each NTN partner school promotes a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility, encompassing student and professional culture. Students and teachers alike have ownership over the learning experience and their school environment.
Technology that Enables
Echo supports project-based learning and features an innovative gradebook that aligns to the deeper learning skills students will need in college and career.
Digital tools, cultivated and aligned content, and a community of shared learning are integrated to create a powerful platform to support student and adult learning.