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...

Taking an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Learning Design: Pathways to Deeper...

If noise level and body language are “uncommon measures” of engagement, educators beginning the Pathways to Deeper Learning (PDL) Fellowship hosted by the Center for Innovation in Learning...

From the desk of Ms. Roberts – Physics by Design

Freshman year of high school is a magical and exciting time for students.  For many students, high school is a new start, a chance to reinvent themselves and...

Welcoming Dr. Gene Roche as a CILD Faculty Fellow!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gene Roche as our newest faculty fellow! Dr. Roche is a faculty member in the School of Education specializing in adult learning. He previously served...

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Shadow a Student

Note: This post originally appeared at Spark Learning Today the Shadow a Student Challenge kicks off. This nationwide effort developed by School Retool, IDEO, and the Stanford d.school encourages educators to...

An Interview with Pedro Noguera

As we begin a new semester at CILD, we wanted to share with you a special interview with Dr. Pedro Noguera, Director for the Study of School Transformation...

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...

EAGER to Collaborate

CILD co-director Dr. Meredith Kier was awarded a $300,000 Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) grant from the  National Science Foundation (NSF) to design and develop a novel...

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...

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....