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​South Plantation High Advances to the Final Round of XQ: The Super School Project

Thursday, April 14, 2016
On Friday, April 8, 2016, South Plantation High School advanced to the final competition round of XQ: The Super School Project. This new educational challenge from the XQ Institute, with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, received more than 700 applications from 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  More than 10,000 people participated in teams to submit the online application.  

Five institutions will receive a collective $50 million to change education for high school students in America.  

“The Super School Project is an opportunity for our District to rethink the entire high school experience and receive feedback directly from our students and the community,” said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are proud of the South Plantation High team for their hard work, innovative thinking and advancing to the final round.”
The Super South Plantation Pathways of Learning Project focuses on high-quality, project-based learning with real-world applications.  The project proposal discusses an array of educational concepts such as:
    •    Collaborating virtually with students in classrooms around the globe
    •    Experiencing flipped and blended learning paired with internships
    •    Understanding environmentally-conscious principles
    •    Experiencing field trips with hands-on activities to analyze environments
    •    Participating as lead-learners and advisors
    •    Comprehending the sustainability of food through health and nutrition programs
    •    Reimagining the classroom with students moving around and interacting within the classroom, instead of  sitting in a seat.

Winners of the XQ Super School Project will be announced in August 2016.


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