New Mexico - Public Education Department

High Schools That Work (HSTW)
High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make an effort to succeed.

HSTW is a national, large-scale effort to engage state, district, and school leaders in partnerships with teachers, students, parents and their community to raise student achievement in the middle grades and high school.

To do this, HSTW focuses on high expectations and programs of study with rigorous concentration on academic and career/technical skills.

These programs of study are designed to provide students more access to intellectually challenging career/technical studies in high-demand fields that emphasize the higher-level mathematics, science, literacy and problem solving skills needed in the workplace and in further education.

Essential Links

Principals Webinar Reading and Writing Common Core Expectations
Principals Webinar Mathematics, Common Core and the Classroom
Principals Webinar Effective Classroom Questioning Strategies
Principals Webinar PARCC (Optional)
Principals Webinar PARCC-ELA Content (Optional)
HSTW Principals Webinar
HSTW Review of Resources and Strategies
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
2014-01-21 15.01 Technical Skill Attainment
Las Cruces High School Workforce Summit
MACCS Workforce Summit
Taos High School Workforce Summit
University High School Workforce Summit

Project Based Learning Examples

Organic! It's What's for Dinner
Let's Build a Power Plant
Rehab R Us
Reap What You Sow
Is Justice Served?
Iron Chef Competition
Shopping the Global Marketplace
Solar Stirling Engine
Teacher! Teacher! How can I learn?
Vehicle Maintenance, Fluid Service and Recycling.

HSTW Resources

PBL Initial Training—Oct 2016
SREB PBL Assignment Indicators 2016
SREB PBL-CPC Project Rubric 2016
PBL-in-CPC Planning Template 2016

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