Vision Made Real: Facilitating Collaborative Learning
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” -- Alvin Toffler - Writer, Futurist, and Scholar
As we embark into the 21st century, education continues to evolve and change as much as we humans do. The traditional “classroom” is no longer a stagnate place of learning, but rather a small community that joins together to facilitate learning in collaborative ways. MHTN is proud to be a part of and to lead the cause of progressive learning in the 21st century.
Canyon's School District and MHTN have collaborated together to develop a progressive program and design for Mount Jordan Middle School. The new middle school will support its cutting-edge STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math) curriculum. The result will be a school with a higher education spirit that fosters 21st century learning and self-directed activities.
The building is set up along a 2-story, day-lit spine that allows administrators to easily access all parts of the building. The spine also acts as a community space connecting the cafeteria/gym on the north and the auditorium on the south.
Three, 2-story grade level 'houses' are situated on the east side of the site to take advantage of the mountain views. The houses are designed to be open, engaging environments that allow students and teachers to collaborate at various levels (one-to-one, group break-out space, full class teaching, grade level activities).
In addition to the traditional support spaces the school has an expanded theater as part of a joint venture with Sandy City. The 600 seat theater includes a full fly loft and expanded lighting/sound capabilities to support the communities art program. Hogan Construction was hired by the district to be the General Contractor. The school is scheduled to open August 2015.