Sanborn Regional School District was recently awarded the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award, which is given to a district, individual, school, or nonprofit that exhibits great leadership through innovation in moving student-centered learning forward in New England. The Nellie Mae Education Foundation will present the award to the district at a ceremony later this year.
This is a great honor recognizing the important work Sanborn has done in the PACE pilot project and in making competency based learning real for their student. The district was chosen as the finalist for New Hampshire and has a learning model in place that personalizes learning by emphasizing each student’s strengths, focusing on mastery of content and competencies, and encouraging students to take ownership of their learning. The district is entering its second year in the PACE pilot program, which replaces some standardized tests with locally developed, competency-based assessments, and has been a model for educational innovations across the state and country.
Read the full announcement here.