New Tech @ Gereau
Project-Based Leadership Academy
Welcome! New Tech @ Gereau is a Project-Based Leadership Academy located at The Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration in Franklin County, Virginia. We serve up to 100 eighth grade students through Project- and Problem-Based instruction in English, Physical Science, Biotechnology, Civics and Economics, and Mathematics.
What makes New Tech different?
TEACHING THAT ENGAGES: Project- and Problem-Based Learning
Students collaborate on meaningful projects that require critical thinking and creativity in order to answer challenging questions and solve authentic problems that are relevant to their interests and connected to our community.
CULTURE THAT EMPOWERS: Growth Mindset
Trust, respect, responsibility, and kindness are valued in a school-wide culture of inclusion and belonging. Students and teachers are connected to, engaged with, and challenged by their work.
TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES: Digital Literacy
Purposeful use of technology platforms supports collaboration and student-centered learning and ensures that grades are aligned to the deeper learning skills students will need in college and careers. Students and teachers create, communicate, access information, and experience self-directed learning.
OUTCOMES THAT MATTER: College and Career Readiness
Student outcomes that prepare all students for postsecondary success. New Tech Network learning outcomes measure collaboration, knowledge and thinking, written and oral communication, and the development of students’ responsibility for their own learning - called agency.
What is Project Based Learning?
This video from Edutopia shows what the PBL process looks like from start to finish from the viewpoint of teachers and students at Manor New Technology High School in Texas.
Students can achieve their highest potential and persevere in a changing world.