What is New Tech Network (NTN) at McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8?
This video was produced and edited by the students of the McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8 NTN Class of 2020
In the 2014-2015 school year, our 7th and 8th graders piloted a new curriculum model centered around Project-Based Learning (PBL). McCorkle PBL facilitators are currently preparing students in grades 4th through 8th for high school by using technology that enables, teaching that engages, and a culture that empowers. We are the first middle school in Tucson to join the New Tech Network, a nationwide network of 110+ schools that practice the PBL model.
We currently have six New Tech Network Certified Teachers and Trainers on campus! In 2019, our Principal, Mrs. Sandra Thiffault, was awarded New Tech Network's Susan Schilling Legacy Award for Exemplary Leadership. Follow our journey on Twitter @McCorkleAcademy.
Visit Newtechnetwork.org to learn more.
New Tech Network uses Echo, a unique online learning management system, to facilitate personal project-based learning.