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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.

Tools for Project Based Learning: The Landscape Today

The spread of access to low-cost devices holds great promise for giving more students high quality project based experiences, but tech has yet to become a panacea for the challenges of PBL. In this post, we look at the recent history of PBL-oriented edtech, and draw some predictions about where it’s headed.

Letting Students Lead School Culture

If school leaders and classroom teachers recognize the collective power of their students, then it makes sense for them to give their students the chance to identify needs, challenges, and issues within their school's culture, and develop potential means of addressing them.