Teacher Collaboration Equals Student Success

Interdisciplinary learning is a staple in the Academies of Nashville. General Education teachers and Career and Technical Education teachers often work together on projects to show the relevance of subjects and topics that students might otherwise dismiss. Teachers from Stratford STEM Magnet High School's Academy of National Safety and Security Technologies describes a specific project below.   

Mr. Ammen and his creative writing students collaborated with Mr. Stephens Criminal Justice students regarding a cold case. Students participated in 11 hours of case facts, court proceedings, research, documentation, critical thinking, team discussions, planning and real world role playing.

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Project-based learning collaboration between English Creative Writing and Criminal Justice students allows for verbal and mental debate.

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