Novare is proud to announce that we have on-boarded the San Carlos School District. We are so excited to support this amazing District focused on some incredible goals, bringing Project Based Learning and 21st Century ‘Habits of Mind” skills to the classroom, without loosing student accountability.
“The San Carlos School District has been working with Novare to create a digital solution for our Project Based Learning approaches that are well underway in the district. Novare is helping the district find easy ways to upload and ‘tag’ student work so that students can gather evidence towards competency in the 21st Century ‘Habits of Mind’ skills, which include Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Citizenship / Stewardship and Ownership. We are excited to be able to compile digital examples of projects that students have collaborated on, while also allowing students to gather individual artifacts and assessments to self assess and set goals for future improvement. In addition to this, the student growth over time that is demonstrated in a digital portfolio can be shared in student led conferences and at 8th grade exit presentations. We are very excited about the possibilities that this flexible and forward thinking digital solution offers to us!” – Marie Crawford, Principle on Special Assignment, SCSD
More About SCSD: The San Carlos School District shall provide an innovative and engaging learning experience that fosters the development of the Whole Child to ensure all students are well prepared for success in the 21st Century, as evidenced by:
- Reaching their highest academic, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical potential;
- Becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, risk-takers, designers, collaborators, and innovators; and
- Developing into contributing, empathic citizens and leaders who are responsible stewards of their world and care about equity and justice, both locally and worldwide.
SCSD has had a long history of focus on the “whole child,” the notion that learning needs to go significantly beyond the traditional basic subjects and cover areas such as music and the arts (fine arts, theater, etc.); sustainability; physical, social, emotional wellness; leadership skills and community involvement; and communication and collaboration skills. Students are encouraged to examine their own thoughts and actions and be sensitive to others’ feelings and needs. Within the context of guided activities and peer feedback, children acquire the tools to be successful within the interpersonal domain, as well as to develop personal resiliency and awareness in the intrapersonal domain.