Part Three: Is Lean Curriculum Appropriate for the 21st Century High School?

This is part three of our series about a collaboration between Lean Learning Center, Oakland University, and the Clintondale Community School District offering students in two elective classes at Clintondale High School a six-week (30 lessons) course on Lean methods that included an extensive project-based learning simulation. If you’d like to catch up on Part One – click here and/or Part Two – click here. Now that we’ve reviewed 21st century high school curriculum and the important aspects of Lean, let’s review the case study. Case Study Clintondale High School is a public school located in Clinton Township, Michigan. Clinton Township is a large suburban area near Detroit. In 2012/2013 the school had 526 students enrolled and a 15:1 student/teacher ratio. Its ethnic demographics reflected a fairly diverse student population and the population included 55% male students and 45% female students. Students eligible for free or reduced lunch rates represented 81% of the student body. In 2010 the school had implemented a blended or “flipped” classroom approach that was very effective in improving student performance. Since implementing the flipped model, graduation rates improved from 80% to 90% from 2010-2013. College enrollment rates increased by 17%. Course-specific failure rates also dropped [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:24:46+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Lean Learning Center|Comments Off on Part Three: Is Lean Curriculum Appropriate for the 21st Century High School?
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