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A Lean Approach to Literacy Technology

By Janine Caffrey - Eric Reis, who wrote the business bestseller The Lean Startup, says there are five principles behind the lean process--each has a correlate that can be adapted to the education community’s adoption of literacy technology. Learn more here.

Creating a Culture of Collaborative Family Engagement

As the spotlight has shifted to the role that families can play in education, many schools are scrambling to identify a starting point for how to invite families into student learning. Here are a few good considerations to keep in mind.

HQPBL Case Study: ACE Leadership High School

ACE Leadership High School primarily serves students who have already or seemingly were on their way to, dropping out of high school. On average, students at ACE have been enrolled in three or more high schools and frequently claim that school wasn’t working for them. Many hold jobs, sometimes even two, and typically come from low socio-economic backgrounds.

The Backstory Behind The Microsoft Refresh

Download and listen in to this episode featuring as Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols discuss the importance of the cultural refresh at Microsoft (based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset), valuable tips on writing and publishing and more.

Sharing: The New Superpower

As a species, we’ve reached a point where we’re good enough at production to feed, clothe, and connect everyone on the planet--we just haven’t figured out how to share the bounty of our production, or how to do it sustainably. How we share will shape the next 50 years of human existence.

6 Steps to Ensuring ILPs Better Support Inclusive Personalized Learning

By: Ace Parsi and Curtis Richards. By taking these steps, we can ensure that the process leading to the development of a quality Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) is a meaningful learning experience for students, educators, counselors, and students’ families.

Middle and High Schools to Visit: 2018 Additions

School visits are the best way to stretch our conception of powerful learning--to learn from the best innovations in learning around the country and around the world. This year, we’re excited to add 16 schools to our running list of Middle and High Schools Worth Visiting. 

Active Learning and Student Leadership in Tulsa Schools

A virtual tour explores how Jenks East Intermediate school in Tulsa has created a strong school culture while supporting over 1,000 students in exploring design challenges and building leadership skills.