Project-based Learning Impacts Students of All Ages; Maury County Sixth Grader Shares Experience

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Spring Hill Middle School sixth grader Jack Hutchings dreams of owning a movie company and making films one day—and he finds that Maury County Public Schools’ shift from traditional instruction to project-based learning will help him achieve this dream. “Project-based learning teaches things like technology, how to work with other kids in my class and how to solve problems that … Read More

Columbia Native keeps the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

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Story by Lt. Wesley Holzapfel, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn A 2009 Columbia Central High School graduate and Columbia, Tennessee native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter. Petty Officer 2nd Class Alisha Hawkins is a yeoman with the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46, a Mayport, Florida based squadron that … Read More

Studies Show Project-based Learning Leads to Workforce Readiness and Future Success

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As a new school year is underway in Maury County, students can expect a new approach to learning that is positively correlated to future job success and college preparedness according to recent studies. Project-based learning (PBL) is defined as a student-centered teaching method that involves a dynamic classroom approach where students acquire deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges … Read More

Project-based Learning Provides Opportunities for Maury County High School Student

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A senior at Mount Pleasant High School, John Robert Daniels has a bright future ahead as he looks to pursue a career in engineering. “Without project-based learning I would have never discovered my passion for engineering, and would probably still be deciding my major and stressing over finding a rewarding career,” said Daniels. Project-based learning (PBL) is another innovative approach … Read More

Maury Alliance Launches #BeAGoodStat Public Service Campaign in Start-Up to the New Academic Year

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Soon, Maury County, Tennessee residents and visitors will see bright, familiar faces across the community and social media – all with one thing in common: advocating to be a good statistic toward Maury County’s growing pro-education culture. Part of a new public service campaign launched today, the “Be A Good Stat” – or #BeAGoodStat in social media – campaign utilizes … Read More

Project-based Learning: What it is and How It’s Transforming Education in Maury County

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By Dr. Chris Marczak “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin is the project-based learning concept. Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) has been leading the way for innovation in education with initiatives like the “7 Keys to College and Career Readiness,” the STEAM movement and the DIPLOMA … Read More

Maury County Leaders Invited to Share Education Insight at Regional P-16 Council Meeting

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The Maury Chamber and Economic Alliance announced today that Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Marczak and Mount Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone Artsministrator Dr. Ryan Jackson and Maury Alliance President Wil Evans have been invited to share insight on Maury County’s strides and achievements in education at the quarterly North Central Tennessee P-16 council meeting. The council, whose vision … Read More

Maury Education Initiative Recognized with Nashville and Knoxville Public Relations Awards

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An initiative aimed at elevating support of education in Maury County has won public relations awards in Nashville and Knoxville for the second year in a row. The Grow Maury Initiative, which is led by the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance in partnership with Maury County Public Schools and Mary Beth West Communications, received multiple honors from the Public … Read More

Mt. Pleasant to Fuel STEAM with $500K Grant

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By Mike Christensen with the Daily Herald MT. PLEASANT — The Maury County Public Schools District is celebrating another major step forward in the pursuit of STEAM learning. Last week, the district learned it will receive a $500,000 grant to create an innovation lab at Mt. Pleasant High School, where students will work on problem-based learning projects, preparing them for … Read More

Why Maury County’s Education Technology Revolution is Significant

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By John Carver, Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer Everything is changing. Across the country, classrooms and learning will look much different. Textbooks with paper pages will be replaced by devices; teachers will be able to utilize tablets and digital chalkboards; quizzes and exams will become easier to track. Lessons will become more interactive, transforming students from passive … Read More