Innovation: Education

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Posts by Innovation: Education

Summer reading time!

Summertime, and the reading is easy Or is it? We checked in with a few of the folks here at the Tarrant Institute to hear […]

How to win the VT Tech Bridge Building competition

Standard 3-part story-driven post: 1) what it is, 2) what it looks like in a school, 3) how to do it in your school The […]

Sharing STEAM projects with families

Proctor’s STEAM Family Night The sleepy little town of Proctor VT, is making some big waves when it comes to showcasing their students’ STEAM achievements. […]

Three Pillars in Practice: Team Extreme IDU

Every May for the past 10 years, Lamoille Union Middle School’s Team Extreme launches an integrated unit. This year found them shifting and building upon […]

Use a student leadership team for feedback on PLPs

Guiding Crossett Brook PLPs with student voice The Crossett Brook PLP student leadership group presented their recommendations on PLPs to the teaching staff at the […]

J-Term at Hazen Union

Personalized, proficiency-based PBL or bust During a faculty meeting in late December of 2016, educators and staff talked about the need to provide personalized learning […]

Checking in with Stowe & PAML’s peer PLP collaboration

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

4 end-of-year activities for advisory

Acknowledge, share, recognize The end of the school year is every bit as happy and joyous as it is chaotic and stressful. Make sure that […]

Do you know where you are?

Taking stock on implementing Vermont’s Act 77 “Do you know where you are?” Usually it’s a question medical professionals ask in emergency situations. It’s not […]

Using audiobooks for Universal Design for Learning

Expanding student access to reading As a school librarian, I needed to think how I could adopt Universal Design for Learning (UDL)  in my own […]

4 examples of students as partners in school change

Let students help you transform your school Creating sustainable systemic change is hard work. Yet there are readily available, free, renewable resources right in your classroom. […]

Machinima: using video games for storytelling

Be an X-Box Hero (with stars in your eyes)* Meet machinima. The word’s a portmanteau of “machine” and “cinema”. It’s a unique form of storytelling […]