In implementing the PT2020 Strategic Plan, the important theme of “Connecting Classroom, Campus and Community” has emerged and encompasses many of the key pillars of the plan.

Increasingly, Park Tudor is pursuing programs and partnerships that can create shared value for our students and school, as well as the broader Indianapolis and even global community.

The Innovators Institute: Teaching and Learning, Reimagined

By | Connecting Campus Classroom and Community | No Comments

By Jamey Everett, Technology Integrator and Innovation Specialist This summer, Park Tudor will once again offer the Innovators Institute, a high school program where students’ daily experiences include working with Indianapolis’ best and brightest entrepreneurs, collaborating with students from varying backgrounds, engaging in authentic community projects, and prototyping their next big idea! Spearheaded by Park Tudor’s Interim Head of School, Peter Kraft, the curriculum and experiences of the Institute were designed by a number of…

Read More

What Does Doing Good Have To Do with a Good Education?

By | Connecting Campus Classroom and Community | No Comments

By Luana Nissan, Director of Community Engaged Learning and Peter A. Kraft, Interim Head of School Parents are naturally interested in the character of their children. Since their formal inception in the United States, schools have fostered character and values in myriad ways: character education, community service, environmental education, and philanthropy education, among others. But since a school’s primary work is academic engagement, how does teaching children about “doing good” fit into their education? After…

Read More

It’s Harvest Time in the Park Tudor Gardens

By | Connecting Campus Classroom and Community | No Comments

By Laura Reysz, Upper School Science Teacher; Sue Taylor, Middle School Science Teacher; and Mary Zajac, Middle School Science Teacher The Park Tudor gardens, located on the south side of the Upper School building, are producing a great fall harvest. Thus far, celery has been harvested and donated to Food Services, lettuce has been donated to the Westminster Family Services food pantry, historic corn seedlings from the National Seed Vault have become stalks with ears,…

Read More

Global Online Academy offers unique online courses for students

By | Connecting Campus Classroom and Community | No Comments

By Jamey Everett, Global Online Academy Coordinator and Lower School Technology Integrator This past July, I had the opportunity to join the Global Online Academy (GOA) staff and faculty for their annual teacher training on beautiful Bainbridge Island, Washington. Seventy-five GOA faculty members and 24 participants in GOA’s inaugural Blended Learning Institute came together from around the world, for an amazing week of collaboration, learning, and re-imagining the classroom. Building an outstanding online course is…

Read More
Southern Studies 2016

Diversity and Identity Development in the Classroom

By | Connecting Campus Classroom and Community | No Comments

When one thinks about nurturing our students’ awareness of diversity and identity development in school, it is likely that some sort of discrete training session or advisory activity comes to mind. Yet the school curriculum also offers rich opportunities for meaningful, organic exploration of these topics. One such example has been the interdisciplinary Southern Studies class that I have taught the past two summers with my colleague, English Department Chair and eighth grade English teacher…

Read More