Work-based Learning Opportunities Prepare Maury County Students for Success in the Workplace

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

Maury County Public Schools students are finding ways to gain workplace experience through school-organized programs and classes. As part of the seventh key of the “seven keys to college and career readiness,” work-based opportunities are giving students valuable exposure to work environments and helping them as they make decisions about their future. Anna Catherine Shepard, a senior at Columbia Central …

Studies Show Impact of Education Outside the Classroom

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

By Dr. Chris Marczak “A very large portion of a true student’s work must be done outside the classroom.” This quotation from George Washington Carver demonstrates an important concept Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) is working to integrate into our current education model. This school year, many students are acquiring knowledge and learning new skills away from their desks through …

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Maury County Businesses Brighten Students’ Futures with Work-based Learning Opportunities

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

Businesses in Maury County are finding innovative ways to have a stake in education, and play a role in generating good education statistics that positively impact the county’s workforce quality and pipeline of skilled workers – which ultimately boosts the economy. On July 31, the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, in partnership with Maury County Public Schools (MCPS), launched …

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

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

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

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

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 …

Seven Ways Technology is Transforming Education

In Grow Maury by Nicole Perry

Written by incoming Maury County Public Schools Chief Digital Learning Officer John Carver By now you’ve likely heard the news coverage, but let this serve as a reminder: Maury County’s schools are becoming pioneers in the area of education technology. This is in support of the MCPS Keys to College and Career Readiness and the district’s commitment to “unlocking potential …