Small Hacks to Increase Student Voice

In an average school year, students spend about 1,260 hours in school. When we step back and consider it, all this time is spent in an environment in...

A Deeper Dive: From the Ground Up

We are back in Lancaster County to continue our partnership for deeper learning. We learned a few things and decided to start from the ground up this time...

Taking an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Learning Design: Pathways to Deeper...

If noise level and body language are “uncommon measures” of engagement, educators beginning the Pathways to Deeper Learning (PDL) Fellowship hosted by the Center for Innovation in Learning...

Deepening learning in schools, one project at a time

Wow, it’s been quiet around here on the CILD blog – not because we haven’t been busy, though. Reimagining teaching and learning with collaborators from across Virginia is...

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Shadow a Student

Note: This post originally appeared at Spark Learning Today the Shadow a Student Challenge kicks off. This nationwide effort developed by School Retool, IDEO, and the Stanford d.school encourages educators to...

EAGER to Collaborate

CILD co-director Dr. Meredith Kier was awarded a $300,000 Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) grant from the  National Science Foundation (NSF) to design and develop a novel...

Making the most of the home stretch

NOTE - This post originally appeared on the Spark Learning blog Thinking back to my high school history teaching days, I don’t remember the final quarter of the year...

Welcoming Dr. Jason Chen as our first CILD Faculty Fellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL6W8cQcMaQ We are excited to announce Dr. Jason Chen as CILD's first faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Chen on his new appointment. Dr. Chen's research primarily...

Educator Spotlight: Jackie Chisam on bringing PBL into the traditional classroom

“I am a big believer that students learn from experience and exploring…They have to figure it out on their own.  It’s like a light bulb going on. They...

A Skeleton in the Woods

Bright yellow crime tape cordoned off a section of the woods behind the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. Students surveyed the human remains with detached, practiced eyes. Notebooks...