Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Big Questions, Big Solutions

How do we empower students to handle complexity -- and change the world? This question has always been at the heart of our work. And we continue to develop and refine resources that show us the way. In the craziness of the last week (I did three days of trainings in Australia, then a workshop… Continue reading Big Questions, Big Solutions

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Impact the World: Strategies for Transferring Learning

This post originally appeared on Corwin Connect. WHAT IF WE COULD TRULY DO SCHOOL DIFFERENTLY? Picture a fifth grader who has identified animals as one of her passions. She has chosen to work on the problem of endangered species and make recommendations for improving the situation. Monday morning starts off with a Skype conference call with an… Continue reading Impact the World: Strategies for Transferring Learning

Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 3: Critical Thinking, Stage 4: Disciplinary Thinking, Stage 5: Students as World Changers, Testing and Assessments

Teaching for Transfer

In an increasingly complicated world, it is essential that we honor the research-rich past and harness children’s natural curiosity as we look to the future. How do we move beyond surface learning to reach deeper comprehension? What strategies help students make connections between ideas and use their learning to unlock new situations? This webinar shares… Continue reading Teaching for Transfer

News and Trends

Read this! Start your week with some innovation inspiration

Happy Monday! We're springing forward by keeping tabs on some exciting innovations in the ed community. Check out the two articles below to keep yourself in the know and hopefully spark some new ideas. 1) A New Way to Design School: A friend and former colleague - soon-to-be Principal Will Eden - has been working hard… Continue reading Read this! Start your week with some innovation inspiration

Innovation Series

How I Innovate: African Innovation Prize

Today's post features Milly Hennayake, volunteer for the African Innovation Prize. She describes her experience below:  I’m currently volunteering with the African Innovation Prize (AIP- africaninnovationprize.org); a small British based NGO running entrepreneurship competitions for University students.  AIP started working in Rwanda and decided to introduce the competition to Sierra Leone two years ago.  In the… Continue reading How I Innovate: African Innovation Prize