What is Summit Learning?
A program being piloted by the AIM & MOTO teams at Rhodes
The 3 components of the student experience
Students meet one-on-one with their mentor- a teacher, or school staff member, at least once a week. Mentors get to know their students deeply and strive to support them as they develop their sense of purpose. Mentors also help students set both long-term and short-term goals and coach them through their progress.
Students spend the majority of their time working on projects that allow them to apply knowledge, skills, and habits to real-world scenarios. Science, English and History courses are divided into a series of projects taught by teachers who facilitate discussions in the classroom, coach students in applying their cognitive skills, and give students feedback.
Students are guided through a learning cycle that fosters self-direction. They learn to set goals, select strategies, implement their plans, and reflect on the outcome to see if their plan worked. This cycle of learning can be applied to any task and is developed across all aspects of Summit Learning. Teachers and mentors work with students to provide individualized support.
Here is a list of some questions you may have about using Summit. Click on the blue links to view a short video answering each question. If you have further questions, please email/ call a teacher on the team (AIM or MOTO).
Goal setting & self-advocacy
Writing goals with the class pet
Based on Learning Science
Summit Learning was developed by Summit Public Schools over the course of 15 years, in partnership with nationally acclaimed learning scientists, researchers, and academics.