A Personalized High School: How It Works

Julia Bamba on Episode 383 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Julia Bamba leads a personalized high school. After three years, they are graduating their first senior class. Learn about their successes and lessons from this revolutionary approach to learning being piloted in many districts.

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Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.
Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I also love the task board which is a Trello-like Kanban board that let students create, assign, and complete tasks. I will be featuring this tool on my blog and newsletter this week- go to projectpals.com and sign up today.

Bio of Julia Bamba as Submitted

Julia has been an educator for nineteen years, spending the last three years as the principal for a new innovative real-world learning school in Issaquah, WA. Gibson Ek opened its doors in 2016 designed to provide a personalized learning environment for students who believe that their high school education should provide opportunities for students to have a voice in their learning while they engage in experiences that are relevant to their own lives and their future dreams.

Prior to opening Gibson Ek, Julia worked at Issaquah High School as an English teacher and soccer coach before spending several years as an Assistant Principal.

Visit www.gibsonek.org to learn more!


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