3 tools for exploring character with middle schoolers

Who am I and who do I want to be in the world? What do I stand for? What is the good life and how […]

How to build up STEAM

Making time for making at Ottauquechee STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics — gives students the opportunity to create. To make. Maybe to […]

What if you could have Town Meeting Day every week?

A Vermont tradition comes to the classroom Town Meeting Day is a Vermont tradition: once a year, everyone in towns across the state pack into […]

How making supports service learning

Responsible and involved citizenship in Grand Isle We’re looking at how maker-centered learning and makerspace activities can help support students in developing Vermont’s five transferable […]

Maker-centered learning and transferable skills:

Making as evidence of problem-solving It’s quite easy to see how making often takes students on new journeys, where their imagination provides opportunities to exercise […]

The Maker Movement and transferable skills

Making as evidence of transferable skills around Vermont During the past year, EMMA has visited schools around Vermont to fuel the conversation about maker-centered learning. […]

Making as evidence of self-direction

The Maker Movement & Transferable Skills, Part 2 We’re looking at how maker-centered learning provides opportunities for students to develop the Vermont Agency of Education’s […]

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 […]

Being Competitive in Tomorrow’s Workforce

The year was 1989. We saw the birth of the World Wide Web, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the television debut of The Simpsons, […]

Community Based Learning in Vermont: What’s going on?

4 lessons from a recent gathering On Friday, March 11, more than 50 participants from public and private schools, community education partners, and higher education […]

Study National Parks with digital tools

Student-created virtual park tours With access to online and tablet-based tools for digital curation and content creation, students can research the history, challenges and attractions of […]

Exploring digital citizenship as a form of literacy

7th graders learn video as reflection tool When I sat down to work with my students on digital citizenship and literacy, I wanted to do something […]

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