On Thursday, December 15th, ten members from the District 109 Leadership Team traveled almost four hours north to Weston, Wisconsin to visit D.C. Everest Middle School. Our experience, though short in length, was rich with ideas that we hope to implement in District 109 in the near future.
D.C. Everest Middle School, led by Principal Casey Nye, gives many students a personalized learning experience. Students have the opportunity to select when they take their courses and choose how they learn new information. Flexible learning spaces support this innovative approach to learning, where teachers are facilitators of learning rather than keepers of content knowledge.
Check out this video that gives a brief snapshot of what it’s like to be a learner at D.C. Everest Middle School.