Posted in Classroom Ideas, Technology

PSII – Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

Yesterday, we had a tour of a local independent school called
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
(or PSII, for short)

While my classmates and I are in an elementary teaching program, and this school is a high school, it was very interesting to see an alternative to the traditional school model.

Here’s their website, if you’d like to check it out:


Take a look at these competencies!  Every student (read: every person) could stand to benefit from some thinking on these topics.

This is their pathway to learning:

This is how they approach inquiry-based learning:

Jeff Hopkins (seen in the video below) is the man behind this interesting school.  He saw a need within the public school system and moved to create the change he wanted to see in the world.


The way we think of education needs to change and Jeff and his school community are making strides to accomplish that!

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