Ingenium Schools, located in southern California, began their journey toward a personal mastery system in 2009. Glenn Noreen attended RISC conferences in Alaska to learn more about the RISC model and before having a school. He is now President of Ingenium Schools which comprises three charter schools. They plan to add one grade level each year until they are able to serve students through high school.
This link explains their learning system where they use Shared Vision, Leadership, Personal Mastery and Continuous Learning for a learner-centered approach that ensures engagement and mastery, monitors results to continuously improve systems and empowers learners to be global leaders.
“… no one has ever helped my child learn to write. I have never ever seen him put that much on a piece of paper. Thank you so much. . . He likes it here and talks about his homework and class work. He is even reading his essays out loud to everyone in the family.” ~ Barack Obama Charter School parent -
Watch this video with Ayme Johnson, a teacher at Highland Tech High in Anchorage. Watch other videos on the RISC Framework here.
The Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) is a national, nonprofit education foundation established to transform education systems and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children.
RISC guides and coaches teachers, students, parents and community members to design and implement a unique personal mastery system. This framework provides a competency-based environment in which learning is owned at developmental levels with transparent learning goals/standards. Learners master relevant assessments that challenge learners to apply skills and problem-solve as they achieve success.
We help shift the paradigm of education from a time-driven system of students earning seat credits to a fundamentally different, proven performance-based system called the RISC Approach to Schooling.
RISC supported schools give all students the opportunity to learn at the highest levels, empower them to own and lead the learning process, help them realize their dreams, and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in a constantly changing world. RISC staff is driven by a deep sense of moral purpose in service to children. We are committed to re-inventing schooling as we know it so that all students are successful in school and life, regardless of their background, their culture, their home life, or their previous educational experiences. All children can learn to the highest levels.
Read an overview of where we have worked, what we have accomplished, and what we can do for your organization.
Partnering to transform education systems using a comprehensive school reform framework set up as a performance-based system comprised of four components:
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