5 ways to create spaces that unlock creativity & encourage collaboration

It’s easy to focus on what we teach and how we teach, but where we teach is often overlooked.

We need to prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist and for a world that is rapidly evolving. While no one can predict what the future will look like, we can set students on a path for success by unlocking their creative potential.

One of the best ways to foster creativity is to provide conditions in which all learners can develop ideas, solve problems, connect, learn, and adapt.…Read More

Department of Ed announces new school competition

In yet another move to try and spur education reform, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week $300 million in potential competitive grants that would allow schools to redesign teaching, learning, and traditional seat time.

During his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced “a new challenge to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy.”

Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced exactly how ED will reward schools for their reforms.…Read More