A significant part of the 2016 bond program is bringing modern educational delivery systems to Sheldon ISD. Superintendent King Davis and members of the Board of Trustees recently visited various state-of-the-art high schools to learn more about incorporating the latest innovations in 21st century education into SISD’s classrooms and campuses. Schools included those located in the greater Houston area as well as throughout the state, including Frisco, College Station, San Marcos, Mansfield, Red Oak, and Lancaster.
Schools visited included those offering common core subjects including math, science, and art—as well as certification to career academies and schools offering innovative courses such as engineering technology. Several school districts also shared creative means of developing community partnerships that includes the local colleges and businesses.
The superintendent and board members investigated how approaches to architectural design can integrate school buildings as both a learning and teaching tool. They observed student -centered classroom learning studios with flexible spaces and specialty labs where teachers are facilitators and activators. These 21st century schools made it possible for students and staff to learn and teach anywhere throughout the physical learning environments and fostered collaborative engagement and self-direction. In addition to academics, the group took a keen interest in traffic patterns around campuses and stadiums and facility safety and security measures.