High Mobility (versus low mobility)
“Mobility refers to the amount of movement needed by the student and allowed by the teacher.”Students must be able to access a range of environments, materials and equipment to address their interests and intense motivation. These may be accommodated within the classroom or school, or range off campus to community-based or international settings. These connections may be pursued in person or online. District and school policies regarding arrangements for field trips and any work off-campus or with individuals (mentorships, internships) not employed by the school district must be investigated and addressed.
On-campus: A student whose achievement test scores in math at the start of the year indicate that she has mastered all of the prescribed outcomes for her grade will join a math class a year in advance of her age mates.
Off-campus: If the same student has a passion for architecture, a second option would be for her to spend five hours a week as an intern with a local architect for some or all of the year. Outcomes and assessments would be developed with the help of the student’s regular math teacher.