The Reimagining Middle School (RMS) Committee was developed to make suggestions for a “reimagined” middle school model that is based on research and co-designed with stakeholders.
Overall project goal:
Our goal is to serve the developmental, social-emotional, and academic needs of middle school students by engaging students, families, and staff in restructuring the BSD middle school experience.
Our team will develop implementation plans for Advisory/Homeroom and Problem Based Learning that are informed by research and stakeholder engagement and that phase in changes over time and through a thoughtful, well-defined, realistic piloting and evaluation process.
Why is this important?
The middle school years represent an opportunity for young people to find their voice, discover and develop their interests, and develop longstanding relationships. This effort will imagine a new kind of middle school where young people engage in innovative, personalized learning experiences, both in and out of school, to capitalize on and build their cognitive and social emotional capabilities. We have an opportunity to improve the school culture, build more trusting relationships with students, and empower them to take greater ownership of their learning.
Together, we can create a dynamic and powerful force to advance new ways of thinking about how our BSD students will experience middle school.
The Design Members will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including drafting structures and systems to support Advisory/Homeroom and Problem-Based Learning, determining professional development needs for teachers, and working with community partners to provide additional resources and support. For more information, please visit this page.
The Consultancy Board will provide feedback to help ensure a thoughtful, well-defined, realistic piloting and evaluation process. Join us by completing this interest form. For more information, please visit this page.