Ridgemont Local Schools: Creating Educational Experiences Our Students Cannot Resist!
Ridgemont is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art K-12 school. In anticipation of the completion of this building, Ridgemont is collaborating with Partnerships Make A Difference to provide training and resources over the next two years to assure that an authentic, experiential, and robust instructional program is in place. As Emmy Davis, Superintendent, recently stated, "The groundwork is laid. The foundation is built. Now, we begin to construct the school they cannot resist. Before you return, ponder these questions. "What would make my lessons irresistible? What would make riding on my bus irresistible? What would make our environment irresistible? What would make our dining experiences irresistible? Ridgemont staff will be able to locate resources related to all training sessions on this page.
Find 2013-2014 Training Session Handouts Here
Trying to put your hands on any of the handouts used in the training sessions? We'll make sure that handouts are added after each session and easy to download.
August 14 Session
Training Videos/Website Resources
We'll continue to list any videos/websites used in any of the training sessions. If a video isn't available for viewing on this website, you can borrow them from us by completing this form.
Schools That Change Communities (Crellin Elementary segment): Click here to go to website for more information. Video can be borrowed from us.
It Really Actually Changed My Life: Produced by the Buck Institute of Education, this video documents high school students reflecting on their experience of project based learning and describes how they not only learned a great deal of content, but also practiced the 21st century skills needed for personal and workplace success. Click here to view video.
Project Based Learning Explained: This simple video, produced by the Buck Institute of Education, makes the essential elements of PBL come alive and brings to light the 21st Century skills that will enable K-12 students to be college and work-ready as well as effective members of their communities. Click here to view video.
Elementary Project: Courtyard Redesign: 5th graders from Madison, Wisconsin public school present their finished designs to a group of school architects, planners, & designers. The video also demonstrates teacher planning. Click here to view video (BIE).
Media Saves the Beach: An eleventh grade class at High Tech High is inspired by a state policy to cut the water testing budget in San Diego. Click here to view video.
The Memory Project: The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Click here to view video.
Learning in Deed: This video was created as a result of the report from the National Commission on Service-Learning, reflecting nearly a year of study and discussion about service-learning, a teaching strategy that combines service to the community with classroom curriculum in K-12 schools. Click here to view video.
Professional Development Calendar
August 14: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
September 18: 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
October 9: 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
October 28: Meeting with teams
November 1: Meeting with teams
February 4: Meeting with teams
February 12: Meeting in teams and 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
February 26: 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
March 25-26: Meeting in teams
March 26: 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.