Learning

Transform Learning: Let Students Do the Planning

A courageous principal can have an amazing impact. Darren Spyksma, SCSBC Director of Learning, uses this TEDx presentation to share how one decision by his principal significantly increased the quality of learning in an intermediate classroom. While navigating risks and errors, Darren shares how learning focused on personalization, inquiry, and engagement, can lead to deep, …

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Celebrate Learning!

In the 1960’s World of Inquiry School #58 opened as a progressive, inquiry-based school in the Rochester City School District, and for years parents lined up to put their children’s names on the waiting list. Yet over time the school began to lose its original identity. Parent involvement dwindled, discipline problems increased, student performance declined, …

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Virtual Christian Education?

Higher education has used virtual schooling for years. And with so much of culture already customized, individualized and in the grips of isolating technology, it shouldn’t surprise us that K-12 education would discover and promote virtual schooling. Whether or not this is a good thing – particularly for those parents desiring a Christian education – …

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Innovation Lab Webinar: Designing Learning Spaces

Danish Kurani is an American architect building environments that advance the quality of human life. Straying from traditional architectural approaches, Danish invests deeply in understanding the end user and involving them in the design of their space. Danish has served as Instructor and Scholar at Harvard University, examining the design and performance of schools and …

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The Case for Joy

I believe learning is, and should be, one of the most joyful experiences on earth. Last week I had the opportunity to gather with a group of 50 people at the Deeper Learning CACE pre-conference day to discuss ways of teaching and learning that engage students deeply and bring more joy back into the educational …

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