Apollo: Not Your Father’s Education
Apollo, a program within a South Central Pennsylvania public school, launched three years ago. Apollo is a customizable fusion of art, English, and social studies in a project-based learning environment. Student-generated ideas are bound together by thinking skills and driven by a student’s ability to manage time and communicate effectively. Apollo has steadily grown over that time and now includes over 80 students. We’ve also hosted over 100 school districts and organizations from around the country.
This session will highlight the structure and processes in Apollo. Participants will engage in learning experiences that simulate those in Apollo. Examples from the activity will be shared along with projects created by Apollo students. Time will be set aside for additional questions and discussion.
Central York School District is a suburban school district near York, Pa. Today, it has a growing and diverse population with more than 5,800 students in grades K-12.
Cult of Pedagogy – The Apollo School: What 21st Century Learning Looks Like
Featured in “Getting Schools Ready for the World” by Will Richardson