Expeditions Teacher – Summit Public Schools SY21/22
Summit’s Expeditions Program:The Summit approach to elective courses - in the form of Expeditions - is unique. Expeditions occur at each school site four times throughout the year in two-week intervals. Students take a morning and afternoon course every day for two and a half hours each for a daily, immersive experience in the area of study that they would like to explore or already have passion for. They continue this exploration for each two-week Expeditions interval in a school-year.The Expeditions faculty is the team of teachers who rotate through four school sites for the year, leading two sets of students at each school through this immersive experience for two weeks, and returning to that group four times each year.The areas of study, or clusters, which students can explore include but not limited to:
- Ethnic Studies
- STEM-Related courses
- Visual Arts
- Designing and teaching a high-quality, challenging, project-based curriculum which guides students towards explorations of potential passions.
- Facilitating learning experiences that lead students through a deep exploration of fields of study connected to potential majors, hobbies, and careers.
- Creating and guiding students through real-life experiences in the field, through guest speakers, field trips, and other authentic connections to the real world.