At Hood River Middle School, local experts make student learning come to life.
Hood River Middle School collaborates on projects across subjects to make learning relevant, connected, and engaging.
"All I needed during middle school was to feel a part of something, and connecting to my community brought me that." -- Grace Whitmore, Hood River Middle School alumna
At Hood River Middle School, place-based learning makes student learning relevant and engaging by turning their local geography, culture, history, and economy into classroom lessons.
Hood River Middle School shares its seven-step model for including student-interest enrichment courses and intervention support within the regular school day.
Turn your school into a community hub by making your facilities publicly available, letting your community know about it, and creating partnerships with those who rent your school spaces.
By helping students understand the history, geology, and culture of their place, Hood River Middle School supports students in understanding themselves and their role in their community.
By encouraging students' wonder and recording their "I Wonder" questions, teachers can view those questions holistically and use them to develop lessons and projects that will harness student curiosity.
Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.
Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.
Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.
Humboldt Elementary, a school once on the verge of being labeled under-performing, turned to data to move the bar on student success.
With levels of violence and poverty rising around them, San Francisco middle school students find social and emotional healing -- and a new readiness to learn -- in a bold program of daily meditation.
In Hampton High's PBA Chemistry Research Project, students create a model of their compound, produce a video about it, and defend it in a debate.