Let the Revolution Begin!

We’re excited to announce that our partner, the Cohasset (MA) Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), was recently awarded a NOAA education grant that will help “build the bridge” between hands-on summertime learning and school-year programs. CSCR engages “Varsity Research” teams of middle and high school students in authentic, community-driven inquiries throughout the watershed, from…

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4 Ways to Make Your Portrait of a Graduate System a Success

Portrait of a Graduate

By David Lipkin A Portrait (or Profile) of a Graduate process is a wonderful way for school communities to build consensus about what matters most. The Portrait of a Graduate process is an opportunity to grow community, listen to diverse voices, affirm shared values, and take an honest look at how well our systems support…

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Dream Vacation Project

My Dream Vacation

Union High School: A LiFT Learning Case Story Sarah Moore created a lesson this fall for her 11th grade students at Union High School in Nampa, Idaho. As a Big Picture Learning school, Sarah and her colleagues take great pride in providing their learners with real world experiences where students are assessed on demonstrations of…

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Next Generation Learning Challenges supports the educators who are reimagining public education. NGLC helps them apply what we now know about learning to school design. They help educators live next gen learning professionally, and work with them to generate environments in which next gen learning can flourish. With customized guidance and deep learning experiences for…

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With 20 years of experience as a leader in strategic foresight and education transformation, the passionate KnowledgeWorks team partners with K-12 educators, policymakers and education stakeholders to prepare each child for success through personalized learning. By looking ahead to the future of learning and work, transforming policy and growing educator impact, the KnowledgeWorks team helps…

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Students at the Center helps educators to understand and make use of current research on student-centered approaches to teaching and learning. Their goal is that each student – with a special focus on students who identify as Black or Brown, have learning differences, are English Language Learners, have recently immigrated or are low-income – have…

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They want to move your school forward. As educators themselves, the leaders of New Hampshire Learning Initiative saw a need to assist schools in deepening learning practices to improve education. NHLI has a strong mission: move schools forward through meaningful educational change, and provide pathways to success in college, career, and life for all students.

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“What Box?” Balancing Self-Direction and Structure

Meraki High School: A LiFT Learning Partner Story Meraki High School started with an idea to create a school where kids were free to let their imagination fly and follow their passions. The founding team, concerned with the impact the industrial model of education was having on so many young people, wanted to think “so…

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The Gift of Curiosity

By Joey Lee When visiting with family for Thanksgiving, I found myself rummaging through old pictures and childhood artifacts. I came across a book that I had written at the age of 8. While unimpressed with the story, I found myself rather pleased with the ‘about the author.’ The brief and detailed biography closed with…

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Education Reimagined, an initiative of Convergence, arose out of an 18-month dialogue to re-imagine education among 28 ideologically diverse practitioners and leaders. This group of innovators emerged with “A Transformational Vision for Education in the US” which sets out the fundamental transformation of the current school-centered education system to one that is learner-centered. With the vision…

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