MICDS Mission

More than ever our nation needs responsible men and women who can meet the challenges of this world with confidence and embrace all its people with compassion. The next generation must include those who think critically and resolve to stand for what is good and right.

Our School cherishes academic rigor, encourages and praises meaningful individual achievement, and fosters virtue. Our independent education prepares young people for higher learning and for lives of purpose and service.

Where is the Shift?

  • Are you using your technology resources to promote global connections and collaborations?
  • How are you using technology to promote deep rigor and critical thinking skills?
  • Are you creating digital citizens who understand good and right in a fast changing world?
  • Do you balance the celebration of individual achievement with empowering students to live and succeed in a participatory culture-- one that shifts the focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement?
  • Are you maximizing the opportunities of collective action to underscore what a life of purpose and service can entail in the 21st Century?

9:00-11:00 OR 12:30-2:30

I. Schooling for the 21st Century: Unleashing Student Passion- Presentation with interactive group discussion
A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come join in a discussion of why we should all have a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.

II. 21st Centuryizing Your Lessons Plans

Lunch Discussion- Portfolio Assessment