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Innovative Classroom

If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an innovative classroom.

Original air date: November 1, 2018

Engage your students in global storytelling!

Young people lack opportunities to meaningfully engage in a world that is undergoing vast social, cultural, technological, and economic transformation. By leveraging technology, storytelling, and personal connection, we enable conversations between middle- and high-school youth from around the globe to promote empathy, awareness, and agency to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues.

Grounded in storytelling, our Campfire programs expand students‚ exposure to and understanding of their global peers and the contexts and communities in which they live. Through asynchronous virtual exchanges, youth develop the social-emotional, workforce readiness, and global competency skills necessary in our global world.

Meaningful, Non-Graded Exploration Courses During Advisory

Marston Middle School offers the most STEAM courses and has the best learning environment. Marston students take about 10 exploration courses during advisory each year IN ADDITION TO an elective class.

Watch this video and hear how our students explain our unique school: 

Creating Relevance by Democratizing Schools

This past year, CHMS was awarded the Impact Award by Classrooms of the Future for our work in building prosthetics for people in need around the world after partnering with E-nable. I would like to tell the story of how this one story is just one example of how we can leverage learning in our schools towards relevant, meaningful learning for all students and staff.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Our young people are learning all the time, outside the classroom as well as inside. This session will offer an overview of the rationale, research, and resources for, extended learning opportunities (ELOs).‚ Tools and templates will be shared as well as specific examples of ELOs completed for high school credits. See how educators across the country are leveraging learning beyond the classroom to effectively engage a wide range of learners in high quality learning experiences that prepare them for college, career, and life. 

Innovate Forward

Many educators remain stuck in the daily conventions of schooling, hard to be innovative amidst standards, test scores, and parent pressure. This talk highlights the extraordinary steps one school district has taken to revolutionize the school experience. 

Project Based Learning (PBL) - Pitfalls and Possibilities

Come see what's possible with high-quality Project Based Learning. We will explore the distinctions between "dessert projects" and "main course PBL." Then, we will showcase project concepts driving teaching and learning in classrooms from Kinder to 12th grade, in multiple disciplines. Join us for this PBL splash session! 

Exploring the Raspberry Pi Microcomputer

Heard about Raspberry Pi, but not quite sure what it is? Looking for some ideas and resources to help you get started? Come to this 30 minute informational session and Heidi will point you in the right direction.

Digital Micro Credentialing - Educator Micro-credentials

Micro-credentials provide educators with competency-based recognition for the skills they learn throughout their careers.

Digital Promise has built an ecosystem of micro-credentials in partnership with issuers, earners, and recognizers to personalize learning for educators. Micro-credentials are a natural extension of the formal and informal learning activities educators engage in every day.

Micro-credentials are competency-based, on-demand, personalized, and sharable. They empower educators to drive their professional learning and give administrators the tools they need to personalize learning for the educators and meet their broader goals. Digital Promise is working with states, districts, schools, and educators to implement and build incentive structures for micro-credentials. Start exploring micro-credentials today!

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