Partnership with Modern Classroom Project
MCP empowers educators to build classrooms that respond to every student’s need. They provide teaching training and support for implementing a self-paced, mastery-based instruction that leverages technology to foster human connection, authentic learning and social-emotional growth.
This model aligns well with New Liberty and we began using their MCP for all classes in the fall of 2020. We are pleased to be expanding our partnership and plan to continue integrating and deepening our work to better meet every student’s needs. (Watch the video on their home page for a good introduction to their model.)
Partnership with Big Picture Learning
Big Picture Learning’s vision is that “All students live lives of their own design, supported by caring mentors and equitable opportunities to achieve their greatest potential… We activate the power of schools, systems, and education through student-directed, real-world learning.
We are working to greatly expand our Professional Readiness pathway to include required internships that have students learning a wide variety of skills outside of the school setting. We would model this on the Big Picture Learning (BPL) Met School in Providence, RI.
Students interested in finding a job or internship should work directly with Carolyn Curwen.
Partnership with Building 21
Building 21 uses SLATE to design student academic progress trackers that are robust, competency-based, and visually appealing. Our goal is to move all student Graduate Roadmaps to the Building 21 system by the end of the 2022 school year.
Partnership with Root
Root is an organization in Salem that offers a youth development program. It is a 12 week program with a focus on gaining employment skills especially within the food service industry. The students participate in regular seminars and skill based training leading to an internship and earning the food safe certifications which increase a student’s marketability for jobs within the industry. This program is another employment/training option for NLIS students while attending school. However, because of the time requirements of the program, students leave school early, which may result in it taking longer to graduate. Our Employment and Postgraduate Planning Specialist can help connect interested students to Root