Mason Schools Focused on Growing Difference Makers

Mason Schools Focused on Growing Difference Makers
Posted on 08/30/2017

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Mason has a tradition of offering rigorous academic learning experiences that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace. While academic skills are a great foundation, our students face the challenges of a modern world - requiring them to think, innovate, and relate to others in new and increasingly complex ways. A world where:
  • Knowledge is created by leaps and bounds

  • Communication is instant

  • People have diverse perspectives

  • Future jobs are not yet imagined

  • Change is exponential


The Mason City School District strives to develop the whole child by personalizing learning so that every student builds critical skills and mindsets. Over the past year, Mason leaders engaged staff, parents and community advisory groups to help identify the attributes that will grow difference makers who are prepared to thrive in the modern world. Our graduates need enduring qualities that will help them adapt and learn; use knowledge in new ways; communicate ideas and plans; and inspire themselves and others. Without sacrificing our commitment to foundational academics, we can nurture these qualities through everyday learning experiences at each grade level. This school year, we will intentionally develop a shared understanding of these attributes. Over the next three years, we will institutionalize opportunities for students to reflect on how these attributes take shape in their learning and growth.

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