New Tech network
@ the Gereau center
We look forward to seeing our 8th grade New Tech students at the Gereau Center's drive through Business Day on Tuesday, August 4 from 11:00-6:00.
2020-21 Return to School Update:
Since we've gotten a few questions about what the return to school will look like for 8th grade New Tech students, we wanted to clarify that students accepted to New Tech at Gereau have been enrolled in New Tech classes for the 2020-21 school year.
Our New Tech @ Gereau curriculum team met earlier this month for training to use the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for online and hybrid teaching. We are excited about the options for student discussion and collaboration in this online platform and have decided that NT@G students will use Canvas rather than our previous LMS, Echo. We feel that this will provide our students with continuity across their NT@G classes and BFMS or TGC elective course, as well as help them to prepare to use Canvas in all of their ninth grade courses at Franklin County High School.
New Tech @ Gereau staff is preparing to provide our students with Project- and Problem-Based Learning opportunities in an online setting when the school year begins, and in a socially distanced classroom setting when the School Board approves an in-person return, although PBL/PrBL will look different this year than it would in regular circumstances. 8th grade New Tech students will be graded on our school's learning outcomes of collaboration, oral and written communication, agency, and knowledge and thinking on their work in Canvas.
In addition to their New Tech classes and BFMS or TGC elective, our students will be able to participate in a virtual school advisory program through Canvas which will introduce them to New Tech culture and values. Our special education students will also be able to access specially designed resources and support via Canvas.
Welcome! New Tech @ Gereau is a Project-Based Learning academy located at The Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration in Franklin County, Virginia. We serve 100 eighth grade students through Project- and Problem-Based instruction in English, Digital Input Technologies, Physical Science, Forensic Science, Civics and Economics, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I.
What makes New Tech different?
TEACHING THAT ENGAGES: Project-Based Learning
In project-based learning classrooms, students become problem solvers.
CULTURE THAT EMPOWERS: Growth Mindset
By making learning relevant and creating a collaborative learning culture, students become connected to, engaged with, and challenged by their school, their teachers, and their peers.
TECHNOLOGY THAT ENABLES: Digital Literacy
In a technology-rich environment, teachers and students create, communicate, access information, and experience self-directed learning.
OUTCOMES THAT MATTER: College and Career Readiness
New Tech Network learning outcomes measure collaboration, 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.
Each student can achieve his or her highest potential and persevere in a changing world.