Teachers in the EHS Bartleby program describe it as a school-wide, project-based learning transformation.
Monday is a chance for people who want to know more about the program. Bartleby has invited community members to an open house at the high school on May 8 from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
“We want our community to know what we’re doing on a day-to-day basis and what project-based learning looks like in our schools – particularly what those outcomes look like for students,” said Maggie Donnellan, event organizer and the high school’s community partners coordinator.
The event will be led by students and features a student emcee, student presentations and project displays. Attendees are invited to walk around at their own pace, inquiring with the students about projects and classes.
In the 2018-19 school year, the school was awarded $2.3 million from the XQ Institute to design the high school of the future. At EHS, this includes a project-based learning focus across the curriculum, the addition of two iB Bartleby courses: community improvement and entrepreneurship, integrated academic coursework between related courses, new enrichment classes and more.
The transformation is inspired by a class of students’ Bartleby School proposal submitted in the 2015 XQ Super School Project. Training and direction have been provided by XQ, Buck Institute and EHS personnel and students.