A New Day for Learning
The C.S. Mott Foundation asked Collaborative to support the New Day for Learning communities. New Day for Learning is not a curriculum or one-size fits all program; it's a 21st century vision for learning that builds on a foundation of core academics by leveraging community resources to incorporate strategies such as hands-on learning, working in teams and problem solving. Many programs that take place before the school day, after school and during the summer are already using these innovative learning approaches to engage students and increase their chances for success. Collaborative supports the nine communities committed to implementing this vision.
Collaborative supported the creation of the Time, Learning and Afterschool Task Force which developed the New Day for Learning recommendations. These recommendations are aimed at accelerating the opportunity to utilize afterschool as a resource for rethinking time and learning, and restructuring the school day and year.
Collaborative produced the Task Force’s 2007 report, A New Day for Learning, including research, writing and design. Collaborative also produced an executive summary of the full report.
The Time, Learning, and Afterschool Task Force made headlines in the May 2, 2007 edition of Education Week. In a Commentary piece, Task Force members Milton Chen, Executive Director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and Judith Johnson, Superintendent of Peekskill, New York public schools joined An-Me Chung, program officer at the C.S. Mott Foundation in an article discussing why an expanded view of the learning day is more urgent than ever. Read the Education Week Commentary piece, “A New Day for Learning: Expanding Our Notions of Time, Textbook, and Classroom.” Reprinted with permission.
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