Showcasing Pathways

November is Take Your Legislator to School Month in Virginia. Warhill High School, in Williamsburg, VA invited local government officials to school on November 4, 2016 to showcase...

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...

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...

The Power of Protocols

Look around at a typical PD session and you’ll often see laptops out with Facebook up, the guy working on his grocery list, and the blank, comatose stare...

Big Changes Start Small

Guest post by Shelly Cihak, Ed.D. – Shelly is the principal at Poquoson High School, where the emphasis is engaging all students to help realize their post-secondary goals....

First Day at Pathways

This post covers the first day of orientation in the new Pathways Program at Warhill High School, in Williamsburg, VA.  The Warhill High School commons is abuzz with...

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...

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...

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...

Welcoming Dr. Gene Roche as a CILD Faculty Fellow!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gene Roche as our newest faculty fellow! Dr. Roche is a faculty member in the School of Education specializing in adult learning. He previously served...