The Summit Learning Experience

In the Summit Learning experience, students are aware of what they are learning, why they are learning it and how they learn best. They become self-directed learners and develop the behaviors and mindsets for success.

Overview of Summit Learning

The Teacher's Role

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Teachers have the tools they need to customize instruction to meet student's unique needs and interests, as well as the time and support to build strong relationships with students.

The Student Experience

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Students are empowered to become self-directed learners—they set goals for their learning, reflect on their progress and build habits and mindsets to help them succeed in college, career and life with mentorship from their teachers.

Cognitive Skills

The Teacher's Role

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Teachers facilitate authentic, deeper learning projects and provide coaching and feedback on cognitive skills.
See the full standards-aligned Cognitive Skills Rubric

The Student Experience

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Students engage with projects that connect the classroom to the real world. When students work in teams to apply what they're learning to projects that mimic and solve real-world problems, they develop strong collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills.
See a sample project overview Summit Learning grading policy

Habits of Success

The Teacher's Role

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Teachers mentor students in weekly check-ins, providing ongoing feedback and serving as a coach and advocate. to develop habits of success such as learning strategies, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.
What are Habits of Success and how do you use them?

The Student Experience

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Students reflect on their experiences with their mentor and develop habits of success, including learning strategies, emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

Sense of Purpose

The Teacher's Role

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Teachers develop strong relationships with students to understand their aspirations, help them set goals and reflect on their progress through weekly mentoring check ins.
Learn more about mentoring

The Student Experience

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Students make a plan for success in college, career and life. No matter what students want to accomplish in their lives, they need a plan to make that dream a reality. Students set and track short-term academic goals and long-term college and career goals.
Learn more about mentor time

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Schools around the country are participating in the Summit Learning Program.

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