Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies

On Friday, Dr. Petrosino took part in a conference phone call between members of the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies and the Education Development Center, Inc (EDC) concerning the possibility of incorporating some Ford PAS modules in the District's secondary schools. The next step will be a conference call with some additional district administrators as details such as professional development, alignment with the revised curriculum, and general interest is assessed and evaluated. The Ford PAS program is intended for high school students.

The Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) is an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum and program that provides students with content knowledge and skills necessary for future success—in such areas as business, economics, engineering, and technology. The inquiry- and project-based program offers a series of modules that links learning in traditional academic subjects with the challenges students will face in post-secondary education and with the expectations of the workplace they will face as adults. These links are forged through community-wide, cooperative efforts and innovative partnerships that join local high schools, colleges and universities, and businesses. Through coordinated, real-world learning opportunities, Ford PAS provides experiences to help students make decisions about their future education and careers.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit education and health organizations, with 325 projects in 50 countries. EDC brings researchers and practitioners together to advance learning and healthy development for individuals of all ages and institutions of all types.

Picture: Piazza Monte San Giacomo- outside display

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