Kids learn at their own pace when the curriculum utilizes semi autonomous software to guide children through a syllabus, with a teacher who is a guide answering questions and explaining conplicated concepts.
Summit Public Schools in California does not expect teachers to stand in front of the class and deliver a lesson to a group of children. The idea is that when children set their own goals and move at their own pace, they learn best.
Early pilot studies show that students learn more effectively with this individualized learning than with traditional teaching.
“We’ve automated the activity that teachers in normal settings spend the bulk of their time on – grading things and delivering lectures,” says Diane Tavenner, CEO of Summit. “Things that are not of high direct value to students, we are trying to remove or eliminate.”
Summit is joining other schools in completely changing how students are taught. Today over 2000 students utilize Chromebooks and an e reading system called Curriculet to proceed at an individual pace