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...

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...

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...

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...

Classroom-Based Innovation: a book review of “Pure Genius”

“If a student asks, ‘Why are we learning this stuff?’ and the only answer the teacher come up with is, ‘Because it’s on the test,’ it’s time to...

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...

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...

CILD: Sparking Innovation

Last April, we held a screening of the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed at the School of Education. The opening scene of the film features a parent-teacher conference...

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...

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...