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 Leadership, English, Physical Science, Forensic Science, Civics and Economics, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra I. New Tech @ Gereau provides an introduction to the Eagle Tech Leadership and Entrepreneurship Pathway at Franklin County High School.

New Tech @ Gereau Presentation 2021-22
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What makes New Tech different?

TEACHING THAT ENGAGES: Project- and Problem-Based Learning

A focus on authentic complex thinking and problem-solving. Project-based learning (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 and solve authentic problems that are relevant to their interests and connected to our community.


CULTURE THAT EMPOWERS: Growth Mindset

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 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.

Our Vision:

Each student can achieve his or her highest potential and persevere in a changing world.

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