Early Learning

Early learning or early education — this topic follows programs and stories relating to learning experiences before K-12 education.

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Early Learning

Augmented Reality in Kindergarten?

By: Katrina Youdale. The benefits of introducing AR to young learners supports collaboration, improved communication and empowers self-directed learning. These skills will support students throughout their holistic learning continuum and prepare them for innovations connected to the future of learning and work.

Early Learning

Reggio Emilia: The Future of Learning Has Roots in the Past

By: Beth Holland. Numerous current initiatives focus on creating personalized learner experiences through modern trends such as high-quality project-based learning (HQPBL) and design thinking. However, this pursuit to deliver learning that fuels each whole child has its roots in the Reggio Emilia Approach that Loris Malaguzzi first envisioned in the 1940s.

Early Learning

How Can Children Aspire to Careers They Don’t Know Exist?

By: Ed Hidalgo. By connecting exciting career options to learning, class work becomes more valuable, reinforcing the idea that school is a path to something that can be fun and rewarding. This district doesn't think career exploration is a "big kid only" topic.