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.

Consider Global Online Academy courses for 2016-17

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An exceptional opportunity for Park Tudor Upper School students is to take courses through the Global Online Academy (GOA). GOA courses allow students to build connections with their peers all over the world, decide where and when their learning happens, and experience cutting-edge courses completely online. These courses are great options for students who love learning, are curious, and can self-manage their time. Three years ago, Park Tudor joined Global Online Academy┬áto be a part…

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Innovators Institute: Engaged learning to develop student confidence

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The Innovators Institute focuses on expanding students’ academic experience by connecting them with community leaders, exposing them to real-world policy and practice, and allowing them to direct their own learning experience. One of the main goals of this approach is to allow the students to gain confidence in their capability to learn, accomplish meaningful projects, and impact the community around them. Research has shown that gaining this confidence, called “self-efficacy,” positively affects academic learning, achievement,…

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Park Tudor’s Brand of “Public Purpose”

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  We are pleased to announce that Luana Nissan has joined Park Tudor as our new Director of Community-Engaged Learning (CEL). Luana has been consulting with our school as we have refined our approach to CEL, and we are thrilled that she will remain with us on a permanent basis. CEL is central to Park Tudor’s vision of igniting curiosity, instilling compassion, and inspiring courage in our students. In her new role, Luana will be…

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What is Academic Innovation?

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“Innovation” is all the rage these days. From education to technology to entertainment to finance, everybody, it seems, wants to be innovative. But what, really, does “innovation” mean, particularly in independent schools like Park Tudor? For us, it is not trying to be “unique” or “different” from other schools, nor is it simply a synonym for making education more focused on science, math, or problem-based learning. Instead, Academic Innovation at Park Tudor has a more…

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