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Curriculum Design

New Vista offers a range of professional development workshops, curriculum design services, and ongoing technical assistance to support schools and districts in the creation and implementation of project-based, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Science) -focused, and CTE (Career Tech) programming. 


New Vista’s work is grounded in David Stephen’s 25 years of experience as a teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, curriculum coordinator for Jacobs High Tech High School, and teacher trainer for a wide range of pubic, charter, independent and CTE schools across the U.S.

Berrien Springs Public Schools

A rural district with a forward-thinking vision for the development of its K-12 portfolio of schools, BSPS engaged New Vista Design for a period of five years to assist in teacher training and the development of curriculum development tools and materials.

Berrien Springs, MI


City Neighbors Charter School

An urban K-12 charter school with a Reggio Emilia approach, City Neighbors Charter School engaged New Vista in the facilitation of a series of introductory PBL workshops within its middle and high school programs.

Baltimore, Maryland


Framingham Public Schools

A suburban district with a large number of ELL students, FPS engaged New Vista Design for a period of four years to train its Fuller Middle School and King K-5 STEAM School teachers in the development of STEAM units and project-based curricula.

Framingham, Massachusetts


Judson Independent School District

A collection of three rural school districts in Texas, Judson ISD engaged New Vista in the facilitation of a series of STEM-focused and project-based workshops with their science and math teachers from throughout the district.

San Antonio, TX


Linden STEAM Academy

A K-8 “innovation school” with a focus on STEAM, LSA engaged New Vista Design for a period of five years to help them develop their STEAM curriculum, teacher capacity, and project-based learning (PBL) frameworks.

Malden, Massachusetts


Newton Country Day of the Sacred Heart

An independent, all girls, 6-12 Jesuit day-school, Newton Country Day engaged New Vista Design in an ongoing teacher training initiative to help its teachers implement student projects that connect to the school’s social-justice orientation and curriculum.

Newton, MA


Pittsfield Public Schools

A rural district with a multi-year Nellie Mae Educational Foundation grant, PPS engaged New Vista Design for a period of 5 years to work with its elementary, middle and high school programs on the development of its Student-Centered Learning Initiative.

Pittsfield, New Hampshire


TechBoston Academy

A pilot school within the Boston Public School system with a 20-year history of innovation, TBA engaged New Vista Design in its multi-year, 9th grade STEAM Studio Initiative, funded by a Barr Foundation grant, and in collaboration with the MIT School of Engineering’s Lemelson Center.

Dorchester, MA


Waltham High School

A large and diverse district with a new high school building under construction, Waltham Public Schools engaged New Vista Design for a period of three years to train a Leadership Team of high school teachers as they began to implement their ambitious STEAM agenda.

Waltham, MA


Westford Public Schools

A high-performing suburban district with the desire to more fully engage and inspire a wider range of their students, engaged New Vista Design in a year-long professional development effort aimed at developing teachers’ project-based teaching and learning capacity and leadership.

Westford, Massachusetts

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