What do teachers that produce high quality student work that exemplifies deeper learning -- i.e., the mastery of core academic content AND critical thinking, collaboration, communication and self-directed learning skills -- know and do? Today we launch a week long Virtual Deeper Learning...Read More.
The beginning of a new school year for an educator is like the beginning of a calendar year for everyone else. It's a time for reflection on lessons learned and an exciting time of looking forward towards improvement.Read More.
This guest blog post was written by Brian Greenberg, Envision School's former Chief Academic Officer.
Don't listen to the current education reform rhetoric: There is more than one way to educate a child. In fact, sometimes very different approaches can yield terrific...Read More.
The end of the school year presents us with an opportunity for reflection at Envision Schools. We take a final measure of students' progress throughout the school year, celebrate the many Envision graduates that will be heading off to...Read More.
"Project-based learning is great but it is too hard for teachers to do well." I have heard this belief stated more times than I can count. Is PBL really so difficult that only a select number of masterful teachers, innovative schools, and dynamic school leaders can pull off high quality projects...Read More.
Last month I attended the Aspen Institute Education Innovation Forum & Expo in Washington D.C. The event attracted many investors who are planning on investing in the new education...Read More.
What if we had a tool that assured us as educators that we had prepared students for college success? At Envision Schools, we believe that our Deeper Learning Assessment System is preparing our students for success in college and the...Read More.
As I read and hear about education change, this is one of the most common phrases I hear: "We need innovative approaches to our educational crisis." But what do we mean exactly when we say innovation?
As I read and hear about education change, this is one of the most common phrases I hear...Read More.
Whether you are a fan or a cynic, the film, "Waiting for Superman" has shone a welcome spotlight on the long time crisis in our public education system. What I believe is really at stake when considering that crisis is whether or not we give a generation of kids the opportunity to move out of...Read More.