Innovative Education

By Innovative Ed | Readings on the edge of technology innovation in schools. Curated by the Tarrant Institute.

Why and how to teach education for sustainability - Innovation: Education

Teaching to heal the world<p>“How can we improve the systems we’re a part of?”<p>That’s the question my team posed to our 4th- through 6th-grade students …

Teaching

Evolving student roles in a big (BIG) PBL project - Innovation: Education

As Dorset’s coop dreams became a reality, students gathered new skills<p>What does it look like to break one enormous project into several project-based …

Pedagogy

How to create empathy with your community - Innovation: Education

Meet the Compassionate Faces of the Shires<p>How do your students recognize compassion? Do they recognize it in the faces of your community?<p>In …

Teaching

Twice a week, these Texas students circle up and talk about their feelings. It’s lowering suspensions and preventing violence.

These days, more students and teachers report being happy at Spring ISD's Bammel Middle School, and the number of three-day out-of-school suspensions …

Education

The Importance of Eating Earnest - Innovation: Education

What food education looks like in Cornwall VT<p>Integrating food studies into schools leads to thinking about interconnectedness in other ares of study. …

Food

Phys ed 2.0: More learning, less suffering - Innovation: Education

Personalizing PE<p>In this era of personalized learning, it’s not just the jocks that find P.E. enjoyable.<p>At Crossett Brook Middle School and Shelburne …

Pedagogy

"Who are we as West Rutland?" - Innovation: Education

Community exploration builds connection<p>What happens when you ask your students what they want to learn about and how they like to learn, then you …

One mural, multiple legacies - Innovation: Education

Beyond the Passion Project<p>Clara wanted to do something amazing for her final Brainado project. She wanted to push herself and leave a “remembrance,” …

A student-led short story unit at Crossett Brook - Innovation: Education

7th and 8th graders take the initiative to share their stories with the world.<p>Ms. Cicchetti’s 7th and 8th grade language arts classes at Crossett …

4 ways to jazz up a school exhibition - Innovation: Education

Going beyond the gallery walk<p>Exhibition season is upon us!<p>And as you’re making ready to throw open the doors of your school and welcome in the …

When students share their work, it deepens the learning - Innovation: Education

Lessons from an exhibition<p>These days, I’ve been thinking about the reasons we ask students to share their work. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the …

A tale of two tech tools - Innovation: Education

Students test drive tools to enhance & amplify project work<p>When Stowe Middle Level educators met to plan for the upcoming student exhibitions of …

3 #GlobalGoals projects feeding Vermont - Innovation: Education

What do the Global Goalslooksound like in action?<p>The three Essex Middle School students who delivered the keynote address at the 2nd annual …

Developing empathy for your community - Innovation: Education

Meet the Humans of Burke<p>So many schools operate in isolation from the very communities they are situated in. Do your students know community members? …

Why host a whole-school exhibition? - Innovation: Education

Providing an arena for powerful family feedback<p>School exhibitions take work. They take work to organize, schedule, promote and pull off, and they can …

Using student TED Talks to showcase learning - Innovation: Education

TED Talks are short, personal powerful storytelling. Now: how can students use this medium as motivation to learn, to explore their purpose, extend …

Changing the who, the what, and the when - Innovation: Education

The transformation of Team Quest<p>Educators never feel like they have enough time to do all the things they want to do with students. But for Team …

Should Vermont host the next Olympics? - Innovation: Education

Manchester’s 6th graders weigh in… to their Selectboard.<p>Teams of 6th-grade students from Manchester Elementary Middle School researched this question …

4 times to connect students with an authentic audience - Innovation: Education

How soon is now?<p>Looking for opportunities to make real-world connections or bring an authentic audience to your students? Typically, a public …

Teaching

How to bake an inspiring kickoff video - Innovation: Education

Launching a new project cycle with inspiration from the last one<p>Organizing your realia — testimonials, storytelling and artifacts — from a round of …

Education Technology

How to build a better (student-made) chicken coop - Innovation: Education

Applying NGSS to… chickens?<p>At the Dorset School, in Dorset VT, the 8th graders know that fresh, farm-raised eggs taste amazing. The problem: their …

Farming

Green Mountain's Wilderness Semester - Innovation: Education

Take student learning outside<p>Students at Green Mountain Union High School demonstrate learning in Science, Social Studies, Health, and Language Arts …

Teaching

How can students teach educators about social identity? - Innovation: Education

And what students can learn from the experience<p>A trio of Tuttle 6th graders led educators from around Vermont through activities in bias-awareness …

Teaching

The 8th grade consultants shaping education at Burke Town School - Innovation: Education

The power of the student consult<p>If you’re wondering what engages, excites and motivates students, the answer is easy: ask them.<p>Creating opportunities …

Teaching

Kick off project-based learning with a community event - Innovation: Education

Hope launches in the Northeast Kingdom<p>As part of participating in the UN’s Global Goals, students at Burke Town School, in West Burke VT, kicked off …

How to run a unit across multiple schools - Innovation: Education

Get organized, then get tech<p>Many of your current — or future — collaborators teach at other schools around the state or world. But when you’ve got a …

Sharing your school's Passion Projects - Innovation: Education

Does your community know you as a learner?<p>Flood Brook School buzzed with excitement. Students brought in their projects on tables or on carts, the …

3 tech-rich ways to study local history - Innovation: Education

Place-based learning with real world implications<p>For your students, learning about the local landscape can be amazing. What’s that tree? How long has …

Hip hop is used to teach kids about gardening

<b>This innovative education model gets kids rapping, planting, and cooking in marginalized neighborhoods of London.</b><p>Music is a universal language, but …