The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s newest high school – New Tech Institute – was recently named a 21st Century Exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) for it’s outstanding practices in equipping learners with the necessary skills for success in college, career and life. NTI was one of only 18 early learning centers, K-12 schools, districts and school programs across the U.S. to receive the distinction.
“Since 2013, P21’s 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program has been identifying and elevating examples of quality 21st century learning. Each year innovative education models are showcased to help other educators do better for every student,” said Karen Garza, President and CEO of Battelle for Kids.
Schools receiving the distinction demonstrated an exceptional implementation of the Framework for 21st Century Learning, a collective vision for learning that helps practitioners integrate skills into the teaching of key academic subjects. The Framework describes the skills, knowledge, and expertise students must master to success in work and life.
“Receiving this honor was not an easy task and we are so thrilled to be among the top 18 schools in the U.S. to receive this distinction,” said NTI Principal Chris Gibson. “It affirms the work we are doing here will benefit our students once they graduate and begin life after high school.”