TCU 7-12th grade students focus on exploration of varied content areas in college, career, and life readiness.
Students will participate in varied learning experiences which blend digital and face to face environments, including:
Flipped Classroom- (Introduction Video 2:52) This mode of instruction focuses on students watching videos of a teacher modeling a concept as homework and then applying the concept in the classroom. This allows teachers to group students based on their understanding and helps to support learning before misconceptions are fixed in student minds.
Project/Problem Based Learning- This mode of instruction uses a real life situation or problem for students to accomplish curriculum standards while working together. This approach supports authentic connections between the learning students do in the classroom and the application of that learning.
TCU Moodle- Moodle is the course management system that TCU uses to organize course resources creating anytime, anywhere learning opportunities. It is internet based and can be accessed on any device, though many of the resources available can also be downloaded.
To support students in this learning, the high school has a three year 1:1 Chromebook implementation plan. The 2016-17 9th grade class will be the first to pilot these devices with rollout to other grades completed by Fall 2019.