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Believe it or not, the K-12 classroom design has remained unchanged since the Civil War. Inspired by this startling fact, educators Jane Zhang and Grace O’Shea founded room2learn; a sharing platform and design consultancy committed to transforming 19th century classrooms everywhere into 21st century-ready learning spaces. In Nov...
As part of New York's 15th congressional district, Hunts Point is ranked the most at-risk community for children in the nation. Two thirds of its children are living below the poverty line and only about one-third of students complete high school on time. And while these statistics are worrisome, "they are not meant to be an indictment," says Executive Director of Hunts Point Alliance for Children, Jill Roc...
When designing curricula for the modern classroom, even the best teachers need a blueprint. Coursetune supports teachers in building curricula in a visual and collaborative way, doing away with ineffective approaches and so-called "curriculum rot." Co-founder and CEO Maria Anderson shared a product demo and engaged in a discussion about current and future Coursetune users at the Ed...
Pranav Kothari is leading an educational revolution in India as the Domain Architect and Vice President of the Large Scale Education Programs at Educational Initiatives, known as EI. In this role, Kothari oversees large scale student assessment across the country and in doing so has found that the implementation of a high quality learning software known as Mindspark has shown the l...
"The edge of a colossal jungle, so dark green as to be almost black, fringed with white surf…" While these words could be parsed and diagrammed and explained in a 5-paragraph essay, Donna Costello encourages students to use movement to delve into literature for an entirely new artistic experience. How could you use your body to express the word jungle, or surf, or almost? More than that, how does movement convey something that word...