• Niles New Tech - School Overview

    Quality InstructionProfessional CultureInnovative Technology
    • Learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow
    • Project-based learning is at the heart of our instructional approach
    • Learning is contextual, creative, and shared
    • Learners collaborate on projects that require critical thinking and communication
    • By making lessons relevant to them in this way, learner engagement reaches new levels
    • New Tech schools demonstrated high levels of learner engagement and continued growth along several measures of academic progress
    • Results on Reading and Science achievement, college acceptance rates, and behavioral indicators point to strong performance levels among many New Tech schools
    • Learners become life-long learners who are ready for college and careers
    • Built on trust, respect, and responsibility
    • Our positive culture will fuel the success of our school
    • Learners have exceptional ownership of their own learning
    • Learners assist in creating a positive school environment
    • Working on projects and in teams, learners are accountable to their peers and acquire a level of responsibility similar to that of a professional workplace
    • Learners create social contracts between group members to hold each other accountable during each project
    • The culture will reflect a family atmosphere
    • Learners can participate alongside Niles High School learners in extra-curricular activities such as band, choir, athletics, etc.
    • Technology is the tool, not the focus
    • All classrooms have a one-to-one computing ratio
    • All computers will be Web-enabled with the latest in collaborative learning technology
    • Technology is used as a tool to enable and engage learners using 21st Century skills.
    • Holistic grade book for reporting learner progress on 21st century skills
    • Facilitators model technology use appropriate for instruction
    • Video production & content creation
    • interactive whiteboards
    • Wireless integration provides roaming capabilities