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Not your average summer school: Pittsfield Middle High School offers engaging, exciting summer learning...

Summer school usually gives students a feeling of angst. But Pittsfield Middle High School, in its commitment to anytime, anywhere learning, has transformed the idea...

Great new toolkit to help teachers personalize learning for each student

New Hampshire schools are moving beyond one-size-fits-all toward competency based education and student centered learning.  Many teachers are ready to move from teaching at...

Londonderry: One district's efforts to reach all its students

It's easy to underestimate what goes on in our schools every day.  You can see some of what the Londonderry School District is doing...

How states can help districts implement student-centered learning models in their schools

Legislators and school board members can help districts that want to follow in the footsteps of New Hampshire's innovative schools, like Pittsfield Middle High School--which incorporates a student centered learning model--achieve their personalized learning goals.

Leading with a question: Inquiry-based learning at Pittsfield Middle High School

In this Pittsfield Middle High School English class, students ask: why am I here? Teacher Jenny Wellington guides students through the unit, challenging students...

Extended Learning Opportunities put students' passions and interests at the center of their learning...

Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs).  Whether its early childhood...

Pittsfield Superintendent: District turned schools around with competency-based education

In response to a previous student's letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor, Pittsfield Superintendent John J. Freeman brought attention to the district's...

What is Student Centered Learning?

As New Hampshire transitions to a student-centered learning model, parents are wondering: what exactly is student-centered learning? We break it down here: Student-centered learning is...

Student-centered learning brings creativity to the classroom

In this Maine elementary school, a student demonstrates his learning through a board game he created. Student-centered learning allows children to have voice and choice within...

Student-centered learning in action: Pittsfield Middle High School empowers students

Pittsfield Middle High School has shifted to a student-centered learning model, where students are taught rigorous mastery of academic subjects, but on their own terms...

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