First Wave of Steve Jobs Schools Opens in The Netherlands
In July, MMi covered a group of educators in the Netherlands who sparked international headlines with their plan to proceed with the development and launch of so-called “Steve Jobs schools.”
Per the curriculum's design, students of each school are not equipped with pens, paper, notebooks, books, or any of the usual school supplies. Each student, however, will have an iPad. The children will learn by calling up a learning app on their iPad, "which will be turned into a sort of interactive, multimedia schoolbook -- whenever they want."
The Education for a New Era Foundation (O4NT) confirmed yesterday that the first wave of Steve Jobs Schools are opening in the Netherlands today
. Sneek, Breda, Almere, Emmen, Heenvliet and Amsterdam are presently home to the these revolutionary schools.
By the end of the school year, the foundation expects to have at least a dozen schools in operation, with more planned for next year on a broad, international level.
The organization's new website is now operational. It details how the Steve Jobs Schools function, their aims, and the foundation's ultimate objectives. To learn more, click here