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The Summit Learning Experience

Summit Learning in the Classroom

In the Summit Learning experience, students are empowered to become self-directed learners—they set goals for their learning, reflect on their progress, and build habits and mindsets to help them succeed in college, career and life. Teachers have the tools they need to customize instruction to meet student’s unique needs and interests, as well as the time and support to build strong relationships with students.

  • Goal
    Setting

    Mentorship and Reflection

  • Content
    Knowledge

    Competency based content progression

  • Cognitive
    Skills

    Authentic Deeper Learning Projects

  • Habits
    of Success

    Mentorship and Reflection

Goal-setting and Reflection

The Teacher’s Role

Teachers develop strong relationships with students to understand their aspirations, help them set goals and reflect on their progress through weekly mentoring check ins.

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The Student Experience

Students make a plan for success in college, career and life. No matter what students want to accomplish in their lives, they need a plan to make that dream a reality. Students set and track short-term academic goals and long-term college and career goals.

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  • What is Mentor Time and why is it important? READ MORE

Content Knowledge

The Teacher’s Role

Teachers target instruction individually and in small groups based on real-time student assessment data.

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The Student Experience

Students work through playlists of Common Core and NGSS-aligned content at their own pace and take assessments on demand.

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  • Learn more about Competency-Based Progression READ MORE

Cognitive Skills

The Teacher’s Role

Teachers facilitate authentic, deeper learning projects and provide coaching and feedback on cognitive skills.

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  • See a list of cognitive skills VIEW GRAPHIC

  • See the full Cognitive Skills Rubric, aligned to Common Core and NGSS standards. VIEW RUBRIC

The Student Experience

Students engage with projects that connect the classroom to the real world. When students work in teams to apply what they’re learning to projects that mimic and solve real-world problems, they develop strong collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.

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Habits of Success

The Teacher’s Role

Teachers mentor students in weekly check-ins, providing ongoing feedback and serving as a coach and advocate. to develop habits of success such as learning strategies, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills.

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  • What are Habits of Success and how do you use them? READ MORE

The Student Experience

Students reflect on their experiences with their mentor and develop habits of success, including learning strategies, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills.

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Schools around the country are participating in the Summit Learning Program.

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