Hi Emma. The great beauty of this is that you don't need to do a lot other than let students find their way with a little guidance and encouragement. Students need internet access and I prefer that their responses come in the form of a mind map so I show them how to make them. It also helps to have an arsenal of questions that are not particularly easy to Google search -- one of Mitra's sample questions is: "Can you kill a goat by staring at it?"
Jennifer Gaspar- Santos one of the plans with MTC is to provide training for schools to transition from the traditional model to the mastery model. the consortium is building out programming to strategically make the shift for schools. more importantly (perhaps), the MTC is working with colleges and universities to help them understand and adopt the new transcript in their admission processes. I think that this, along with other trends such as not requiring test scores in applications and the growing number of colleges that are signing on to "Turning the Tide" https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/collegeadmissions will help empower students to learn more authentically and to be able to demonstrate mastery in their learning process.
Maggie Favretti THANKS! Yes, what are your ideas? Would love to know about your community center work. Warm Cookies of the Revolution runs events all over town to get people to come together and think critically about civic issues. I don't love the name but I love warm cookies too. I think it would be great to have young people design and execute pop-up events around town to engage people in civics.