See one of our schools in action! Meet the students and advisors/teachers who exemplify what can happen in an innovative teaching model, emphasizing real-world experiences, character development, academic mindsets, and collaborative work. Thank you to The Teaching Channel for promoting and making this series possible and The Hewlett Foundation for funding this enormously important project.
Click on the image above to view The Teaching Channel videos featuring Minnesota New Country School students and advisors.
Our vision is to change schools and schooling by establishing a network of schools with fundamental differences in teaching, learning and leading which will provide meaningful options for students, parents and educators.
Our mission is to create schools that will enhance relationships and build relevant learning environments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices. These learning environments utilize self-directed, project-based learning to build student autonomy through relevant learning opportunities; create student belongingness through full-time advisories; and empower teachers via teacher-led and democratically governed schools. To create engaging schools of this nature requires EdVisions to engage in dialogue concerning the nature of learning and assessment that aligns with whole-child development rather than academic achievement alone.
Let our students introduce you to the model . . . View their 25-minute video, “MummifiedChickens, Mutant Frogs and Rockets to the Moon” – a student generated introducing project-project based learning. To view the "play" button on the video below.
“For years, I labored with the idea of reforming the existing institutions in the South, a little change here, a little change there.” King said shortly before he was assassinated. “Now I feel quite differently. I think you’ve got to have a reconstruction of the entire system, a revolution of values.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr