Charles City, Iowa – With the school year underway in many districts across Northeast Iowa, curriculum and teaching theories are shifting.
One of the ways, according to Charles City Superintendent Mike Fisher is it’s about student and teacher engagement.
Fisher says one of those examples came after they leaned in and listened to their community and created “competencies.”
Other districts like New Hampton are using the same principals for students and their newly constructed middle school helps generate more interaction according to principal Matt Manson.
Another Northeast Iowa school district, Osage, is utilizing STEM curriculum, which facilitates higher learning in science, technology, engineering and math. It also includes a computer science course.