Posts by Carri Schneider
Personalized PBL and Virtual Reality Bring History To Life
I recently had the opportunity to visit Winton Woods City School District, a New Tech Network school outside of Cincinnati, and witnessed their personalized, project-based learning model firsthand through a student virtual reality project.
4 Steps To Make Your Field Trip Matter
As a parent chaperone and keen observer of the teachers and hosts during my daughter's recent kindergarten class field trip, I picked up these four tips to help make these trips really matter for students.
Competency-Based Education Can Better Inform Parents, Students & Teachers
By: Karla Phillips and Carri Schneider. Competency-based systems create a more transparent, complete, and accurate picture of student achievement than the traditional time-based and cohort-based system.
Smart Review | The Wild Robot and Talking to Kids about AI
Carri reviews the new book The Wild Robot and discusses its connections to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the implications for today’s young learners.
PhotoBlog | Teton Science Schools & The Power of Place-Based Learning
I recently had the opportunity to visit Teton Science Schools, our partner in Getting Smart’s “Power of Place” campaign. Here are some initial thoughts from the many things I learned, as well as photos of that beautiful part of our country.
Parenting, Learning and The Power of Place
My husband and I recently decided to put the “4 I’s” of Smart Parents into practice during this year's family vacation. Here’s what we learned about parenting and the power of place while exploring and adventuring with our daughters.
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom
Teaching kids skills like meditation and integrating practices can help them develop mindfulness throughout the school day. Here are several resources to help calm their bodies and activate their minds in the classroom.
22 Ways to Make the Most of Your Job or Internship
Landing an internship or an entry-level job can be a great way to get a jump start on a career you love. Here are 22 tips to make the most of your experience while there.
Virtual Reality – Hope or Hype?
With our interest in the potential of virtual reality coming to the classroom, we enjoyed a recent article from our friend Michael Horn exploring whether or not we should believe the hype.
18 Ways to Power Learner-Centered STEM Partnerships
Learner-Centered STEM takes powerful partnerships with people outside classroom walls, so here are 18 examples of partnerships making Learner-Centered STEM a reality for students at Harmony Public Schools.