“GREAT BARRINGTON — The era in which public high school students get most of their education at their desks is gradually coming to an end.
The move to infuse classroom learning with hands-on, real-world experience is slow nationwide, but educators are pushing hard for it, trying to catch up with a changing world.
And at Monument Mountain Regional High School, the paradigm shift is spreading quickly, especially with a new state program and grant money on its way.
‘Many students are very disengaged from education,’ said Kristina Farina, a former Monument math teacher who is director of learning and teaching for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. ‘The traditional model of education has been set up to allow many students to go through the educational experience in a way that is very passive. We as a school are trying to address issues that are not uncommon to other public schools across the country. This is one piece of a larger puzzle of how to address that.'”
Read more from the article; At Monument High, Innovation Pathway program heralds larger education shift was published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 27, 2019.