Jeff Sandefer at the Acton Academy in Austin, TX describes the innovative work they are doing there:
At the Acton Academy in Austin, TX, we are experimenting with a “Learner Driven Community,” a disruptive approach led by self-directed learners, in a community tightly bound by personal covenants and contracts, using the full power of the internet to craft a transformative, personalized learning path.
While we are in the early stages of refining the model, I believe schools like ours can deliver a transformative learning experience for less than $2,000 annually per student.
My favorite surprise:
Surprise #3: In the 21st Century, ‘Learning to Do’ and ‘Learning to Be’ are ten times more important than ‘Learning to Know.’