The EDGE Philosophy of Learning
The EDGE learning model seeks to challenge the traditional thinking of educational practices. EDGE was created to provide students the opportunity to pursue their own passions through a personalized learning model. Students will engage in authentic and memorable experiences, connected through all content areas allowing them to develop the skills needed to compete in a global society. Colleges and 21st Century careers are seeking students that are able to collaborate, communicate effectively through writing or speaking, understand the creativity process and the ability to think critically to solve problems. Students will be asked to explore understanding and comprehension in an interconnected learning community that includes humanities, integrated math and science, and STEM. EDGE is committed to ensure learning is meaningful and students are assessed in authentic learning situations. EDGE mentors look at the big picture of learning taking into consideration the rigor of student projects connected to the student’s personal passion or interests in order to inspire, motivate and engage all students. Student evidence will be presented in authentic scenarios and student exhibitions. Students will participate in mentoring, job shadows, apprentice learning, project-based learning and travel to develop the real-world skills needed to impact their community and find success.