Posts Tagged: engagement

Winooski Students Explore WCAX

On November 11th the ELL Newcomer class travelled to the WCAX news channel in South Burlington as part of our weather unit. 14 students took a tour of the station. The producer explained the process of preparing for a live newscast. Read more.

Getting Started…

 

“What does it mean to be American?” “What is my effect on others?” “What is our relationship to nature?”

“What does it mean to be educated?”

It’s the 3rd week of the school year. We are well on our way to answering some of our guiding questions in the 11th grade English classroom. Read more.

Introducing The Winooski iLab

Winooski Middle/High School has created its first ever personalized and proficiency-based classroom that looks modern, feels comfortable, and is changing the way we look at the learning process.

Depth? Richness? Relevance? YES!

Burlington High School is piloting a new school calendar, one that opens up rich opportunities for authentic learning. In this 2012-13 year, first-semester ends before December Break, and second-semester is over before Memorial Day weekend. The “Year End Studies” program (inspired by a similar model at Rutland High School) takes place during the last two-and-a-half weeks of the year.

P4C School Innovation Tour to NYC: Wait, I’m in a Box?!

The Partnership for Change, with the efforts of Fellow Sarah Bertucci and IDEA, recently organized a 30+ person trip to tour innovative schools in New York City. We Megabussed our diverse caravan down and back, saw between us over a dozen schools in 48 hours, ate some street food, and ran ourselves all over Manhattan and the outer Boroughs soaking up all the wisdom from a host of cool schools and learning institutions. Read more.

P4C School Innovation Tour: NYC iSchool

New York City’s iSchool is in its infancy, only now in the middle of its fifth year, and the Partnership for Change School Innovation Tour, consisting of 30 teachers, students, administrators, and community members from Burlington and Winooski, spent the afternoon there this past Monday. Read more.

What if We Asked Them?

Not long ago, I shared a video about “How Youth Learn,” a clever treatise on the teenage brain and the environments in which youth learn best. If you haven’t seen it, have a peek, then come back. I’ll wait.

Cool, right? Read more.

Reflections on Denmark: A Conversation between Dov and Matt

On Monday, October 15th, Partnership for Change Fellows Matthew Webb and Dov Stucker gathered with Drew Blanchard, Signe Daly, and Partnership co-cordinator Alan Tinkler for an informal conversation with Peter Sloth (whose last name means ‘castle’ in Danish). Peter, who was here visiting Signe, his cousin, is a teacher in his native Denmark. Read more.