“…We are at or approaching a point of signiﬁcant transformation where you
will be able to snap modules together from a wide array of choices, or link
them in ways that produce what are sometimes called stackable credentials.”
- Molly Corbett Broad, President of the American Council of Education
Take Charlie for instance…
Charlie is a high school student with a 2.0 GPA. He is very
quiet, but intelligent and has potential and feels unchallenged
in school. He doodles a lot while the teacher is talking and
has few outlets but is interested in art. He has no money for
school and there are no scholarships available.
RISD - Art School
Students - Case Study
Martin is a freshman
Gina is a junior in college
Tommy is a B student in
college student who is
with varied interests and is
high school, loves school
very talented. He has a 3.0
on her third major. She’s
and is naturally talented
GPA, no major/undecided
very motivated but lacks
but lacks motivation. He
and is a class clown with a
direction. She always has
loves to talk, help people,
deep interest in sports. His
new ideas, and is
and is a natural born
strongest grades are in
interested in technology.
Let’s break up into groups:
Utilizing our deﬁnition of a la carte education, we want you
to get together with your group to ﬁgure out a better way to
engage Martin, Gina and Tommy utilizing a la carte resources
in their current situation.
Be prepared to share with the group.
hint: spreading the world for sample
curriculums helps people like Charlie,
Martin, Gina & Tommy.
“Learning is ﬁnding out what you already know. Doing is
demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that
they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.”
― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
// wrap up
Any Questions/Comments/Tomatoes Thrown?