Innovative Education

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

The value of a community mentor - Innovation: Education

How did an 8th grader turn his passion project into a summer job?<p>I found Connor in the tech ed room during the first session of Brainado, a …

Education

Race Against Racism VT - Innovation: Education

Student leadership and service in action<p>It all starts with an idea. Races Against Racism have taken place around the country, and last spring, a …

Education

How to tell your PBL story - Innovation: Education

Cornwall students think global, build local, share both<p>Last year the most amazing thing happened: my students at the Cornwall School designed and …

Education

4 ways students are tackling the UN's Global Goals in Vermont - Innovation: Education

Goal global, act local<p>The United Nations has kicked off a movement for the future. They’ve identified 17 goals for sustainability world-wide, and …

Sustainability

Digital badges as evidence of flexible pathways - Innovation: Education

Realizing the promise of micro-credentialing<p>As teachers and students grapple with how to implement proficiency-based assessment, flexible pathways …

Learning

11-Year-Old Creates 'Books N Bros' Reading Club To Restore Literacy Rate

11-year-old Sidney Keys III’s desire to see positive images of African-American characters in literature led him to organize his own club called …

Diversity

The student architects of Shelburne VT - Innovation: Education

Making math real-world relevant<p>Would you tell the school board how to redesign your school? Students at Shelburne Community School, in Shelburne VT, …

Education

The new Crossett Brook personalized learning plans - Innovation: Education

One way to make sure PLPs are student-driven: hand them the keys<p>At the end of last school year, the PLP Student Leadership Team at Crossett Brook …

Personalized Learning

11-Year-Old Creates Lead-Detection Device to Help With Flint Water Crisis

Inspired by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, an 11-year-old girl from Colorado invented a device that detects lead levels in water faster than …

Materials Science

Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Earth - Innovation: Education

The virtual reality cure for wanderlust<p>Despite this gorgeous fall weather here in central Vermont, I’m suffering from a bad case of wanderlust. One …

Google Earth

Winooski's Graduate Proficiencies & Graduate Expectations - Innovation: Education

What proficiency-based learning looks like<p>Winooski Middle and High School, in bustling Winooski, VT, has been quietly making the journey to …

Education

5 online resources for teaching current events - Innovation: Education

When things get tough, the tough use tools.<p>Whether you’re actively trying to embed current events in your curriculum or helping your students respond …

Librarianship

4 ways to make math more relevant - Innovation: Education

Banish the stigma: you are not bad at math. Math is bad at you.<p>We can move math beyond worksheets and imaginary word problems. Let’s quit making math …

Mathematics

How making supports service learning - Innovation: Education

Responsible and involved citizenship in Grand Isle<p>We’re looking at how maker-centered learning and makerspace activities can help support students in …

Education

Making as evidence of self-direction - Innovation: Education

The Maker Movement & Transferable Skills, Part 2<p>We’re looking at how maker-centered learning provides opportunities for students to develop the …

Education

The Maker Movement and transferable skills - Innovation: Education

Making as evidence of transferable skills around Vermont<p>During the past year, EMMA has visited schools around Vermont to fuel the conversation about …

Pedagogy

Maintaining a teaching team - Innovation: Education

5 exercises your team can try today<p>School is off to a rollicking start thanks to you and your team’s efforts to build a collaborative culture. You’ve …

Management

4 ways Vermont educators are sharing their practice - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

The #everydaycourage of being seen<p>Take the iconic back-to-school prompt for students — <i>what I did on my summer vacation —</i> and give it a twist. Imagine …

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#everydaycourage and trauma-informed education - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

#everydaycourage is always around us if we can slow down to notice it.<p>I spent many years working in a therapeutic school with teens who were …

The #everydaycourage of talking about race in Vermont schools - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

How will your students prepare for active engagement in democracy?<p>Last spring Christie Nold, a 6th grade teacher at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle …

The Crossett Brook Queer-Straight Alliance - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Think middle schoolers are too young for a QSA? Think again<p>At the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, Vermont, …

Diverse books for conversations around identity - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

The birth of a YA teacher’s book club<p>“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. You’ve just got to keep doing …

Teaching

What it looks like when students teach - Innovation: Education

“It really is nice being able to teach others. I know that I had an effect on them.”<p>The Essex STEM Academy, at Essex High School, lets students …

Education

#vted leads the way with #everydaycourage - The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

School leadership in turbulent times<p>As schools prepare to welcome students through their doors, many educators are researching how to talk with their …

Laying the groundwork for effective teaching teams - Innovation: Education

Or, What to Bring to the First Staff Potluck<p>Opening up to fellow educators can be hard. We all know we’re doing the best we can, but many of us also …

Teaching

#everydaycourage - Innovation: Education

It’s time we celebrated it in our schools.<p>When we walk into Vermont schools, we see it. It’s there, every time, when our eyes scan the hallways, the …

Education

Checking in with Stowe & PAML's peer PLP collaboration - Innovation: Education

When last we left the students of these two plucky Vermont middle schools, they had managed to connect students and educators via Google Hangout. …

J-Term at Hazen Union - Innovation: Education

Personalized, proficiency-based PBL or bust<p>During a faculty meeting in late December of 2016, educators and staff talked about the need to provide …