HHCA / NTN: Partnership
The HHCA/New Tech Network Partnership Implementation Timeline
- Fall 2020 -
HHCA mentors and school administrators completed a series of discussions and trainings related to NTN model implementation
- January 2021 -
Dr. Melissa Crosby joined the HHCA team as Director of Teaching and Learning with extensive NTN and project-based learning experience and HHCA formally entered into partnership with NTN
- March 2021 -
HHCA Mentors completed the first of two NTN residency trainings
- April 2021 -
HHCA introduced the NTN Partnership to families
- June 2021 -
Second NTN residency training for HHCA mentors and administrators
- August 2021 -
HHCA families invited to attend in-person trainings and Q&A sessions about NTN's learning platform: ECHO
Joining the HHCA team with extensive NTN experience to support both our faculty and families is Dr. Melissa Crosby.
Melissa Crosby, Ed.D
New Tech Network’s decades of experience guiding schools through comprehensive transformation led to the Four Design Pillars.
Outcomes That Matter
Student outcomes that prepare all students for postsecondary success. Every NTN partner school utilizes the five New Tech Network Learning Outcomes. The outcomes are: Collaboration, Knowledge and Thinking, Written Communication, and Oral Communication, and the development of student responsibility for their own learning, or Agency.
Culture That Empowers
School-wide culture of inclusion and belonging for adults and students. 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.
Teaching That Engages
A focus on authentic complex thinking and problem-solving. 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 school-wide 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.
Technology That Enables
Use of technology platforms to support collaboration and student-centered learning. 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.
The NTN Learning Outcomes (NTLO) are a set of research-based outcomes aimed at preparing students for postsecondary college and career success:
NTN’s roots lay in business and community concerns that high school graduates were inadequately prepared to be the self-directed problem-solvers and collaborators that the contemporary workplace demands.