New Tech

The WDMCS is the first in the state to offer New Tech project-based schools, where students learn through real-world projects and all children are assigned a personal digital device.

Please take a moment to read through the information provided about our project-based schools and let us know if you have any questions.

 

Project-Based Schools

Our project-based schools provide an education embedded in a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility.

Students are expected to meet learning outcomes in eight areas: written communication, oral communication, collaboration, technology literacy, work ethic, content proficiency, critical thinking, and global awareness.

With project-based learning, the seamless use of technology, and a distinct school culture, we prepare our students with the skills needed to be successful in today’s world beyond high school.

School Locations:

  • Clive Learning Academy (Full School)
  • Crestview School of Inquiry (Full School)
  • Indian Hills Junior High (1 Seventh-Grade Team, 1 Eighth-Grade Team)
  • Stilwell Junior High (1 Seventh-Grade Team, 1 Eighth-Grade Team)
  • Valley Southwoods Freshman High School (1 Ninth-Grade Team) – Coming in 2017-18!
  • Valley High School (1 Tenth-Grade Team) – Coming in 2018-19!

 

Re-Imagine Learning

Our goal is to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. Re-imagine teaching and learning, where students and teachers alike become lifelong learners.

Pedagogy: Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Tech: 1:1 Computing

 

New Tech’s Success

New Tech schools demonstrate high levels of student engagement and continued growth along several measures of academic progress. Results on reading and science achievement, college acceptance rates, and behavioral indicators point to strong performance levels among many New Tech schools. New Tech students have consistently outperform national comparison groups.

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About New Tech

New Tech Network (NTN) is a non-profit school development organization that partners with districts and organizations to implement innovative schools.

With more than 85 schools in 16 states, New Tech schools are characterized by a positive school culture that empowers students and teachers, an engaging project-based curriculum, and the integrated use of technology to facilitate relevant teaching and learning.

New Tech Network provides a wide range of professional services to help rural, urban, and suburban communities build thriving New Tech schools that achieve meaningful student outcomes.

Contact Us

Clive Learning Academy
Janelle Green, Director
515-633-5800

Crestview School of Inquiry
John Villotti, Director
515-633-5700

Indian Hills Junior High
Shane Christensen, Principal
515-633-4700

Stilwell Junior High
Eric Boyle, Principal
515-633-6000

Valley Southwoods Freshman High School
Mitch Kuhnert, Principal
515-633-4500