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Wednesday, July 27 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
It Can Happen: Self-Directed Learning in the Secondary Classroom

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Come experience the power of giving 18-year-old students the opportunity to design personal learning pathways during the last semester of high school. You will see how each individual student focus became the vehicle through which they demonstrated their cumulative skills in research, product development, community service and public speaking. 


Attendees will learn how our five-year program leverages a defunct state requirement into a rich, 21st century cornucopia while most of our students take full college loads. Hear of the challenges as well as our student’s successes as we engaged our local community to meet the burgeoning needs of students in today’s classrooms.


Student examples will include:

  • Website creation
  • Scientific experiments
  • Music therapy
  • Moodle
  • Digital portfolios
  • Community service



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Lorraine Orenchuk

About Lorraine Orenchuk | English Teacher and Graduation Project Coordinator, Buncombe County Early College, Asheville, NC | Lorraine Orenchuk is a National Board certified teacher of English working in one of North Carolina’s Innovator Early Colleges. Lorraine has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and is currently on the advisory committee for the MAT at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. A veteran teacher, Lorraine... Read More →

Wednesday July 27, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Lexington - 4th Floor (C wing)

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