Family & Community Partnership Series

High Meadows School encourages learning from everyone in our community and aspires to be a beacon for conversations about what is important in education today. We hope families, prospective families, educators and community members will join us for a series of conversations designed to deepen perspectives and shine a light on how our mission and guiding principles live on our campus. These conversations are intended to both answer questions about High Meadows and question education as a whole.

Registration: No registration necessary, but RSVP strongly encouraged.


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Time: Either morning (9:00-10:30 am) or evening (6:30-8:00 pm) attendance.
   

Date

Focus

   
September 20, 2018 Creating a Community
How do I help my child be responsible, respectful and independent? How do I get my child to cooperate? How can I work with my child and the school?
   
November 13, 2018 Assessing Learning
How does High Meadows measure learning growth? How do I know how my child is doing? How do we know our children are getting what they need? How do we know they are adequately prepared for what comes next? What is intrinsic motivation and how does it affect learning and assessment?
   
January 15, 2019 Progressive Education
Why does school look different at High Meadows? What is progressive education? What is the purpose of education? How does HM aim to achieve that purpose? How does the manner in which children learn differ from traditional schools?
   
March 19, 2019 Learning for the Future
What is integrated learning? What is inquiry? What is the PYP? What is STEAM and how does it live at High Meadows? Is progressive education innovative?
   
April 25, 2019 Education in and for the Real World
How is the real-world included in our classrooms? Isn’t progressive a political stance? What is my child learning? What does social justice mean? How do I parent, how does a school teach, in an age of political divisiveness?
   
May 7, 2019 Learning Outside of School
What can I do at home to support learning? How can we develop ideas for experiential, integrated learning experiences at home? How can my child learn outdoors, in and from nature?
   

 

Divisional/Classroom-Focused Conversations

   
Time: Evening (6:30-8:00 pm) only attendance.
   

Date

Focus

   
October 18, 2018 Looking at Learning
Gain insight from Lower Years faculty and administration into current classroom curriculum.
   
February 7, 2019 Looking at Learning
Gain insight from Lower Years faculty and administration into current classroom curriculum.