Welcoming Dr. Jason Chen as our first CILD Faculty Fellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL6W8cQcMaQ We are excited to announce Dr. Jason Chen as CILD's first faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Chen on his new appointment. Dr. Chen's research primarily...

Pre-service Teachers Skype with Project Based Learning Experts

What happens when you send a premier PBL expert some novice lesson plans and ask for advice? He gets up at zero-dark-thirty his time, 2,000 miles away, to...

Educator Spotlight: Jackie Chisam on bringing PBL into the traditional classroom

“I am a big believer that students learn from experience and exploring…They have to figure it out on their own.  It’s like a light bulb going on. They...

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...

Big Changes Start Small

Guest post by Shelly Cihak, Ed.D. – Shelly is the principal at Poquoson High School, where the emphasis is engaging all students to help realize their post-secondary goals....

Showcasing Pathways

November is Take Your Legislator to School Month in Virginia. Warhill High School, in Williamsburg, VA invited local government officials to school on November 4, 2016 to showcase...

Welcoming Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD Faculty Fellow

We are excited to introduce Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Eddy on her new appointment. Dr. Eddy’s research addresses leadership as...

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...

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...

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...