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...

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....

Reviewing “A Rich Seam” by Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy

In A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning, Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy discuss the evolving relationships among students, teachers, technology, curricula, school cultures, and assessment...

Welcoming Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD Faculty Fellow

We are excited to introduce Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Eddy on her new appointment. Dr. Eddy’s research addresses leadership as...

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...

Pre-service Teachers Skype with Project Based Learning Experts

What happens when you send a premier PBL expert some novice lesson plans and ask for advice? He gets up at zero-dark-thirty his time, 2,000 miles away, to...

Developing a Designer’s Mindset: The Marshmallow Challenge

The excitement in the room was palpable. Bits of tape, string, and even remnants of raw spaghetti were strewn on the floor. There was the thrill of victory...

An Interview with Pedro Noguera

As we begin a new semester at CILD, we wanted to share with you a special interview with Dr. Pedro Noguera, Director for the Study of School Transformation...

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. 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...