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Designing Authentic Curricula

Some points I’d like to make: – Students are constantly learning … just not necessarily what you want them to learn. – Reality TV points to the power of the “real world” to engage youth today. – A real-world pandemic burst into our lives, causing us to focus on the here and now. – The […]

Learning Unwrapped and Making Black History Count

Making Black History Count was the topic of the January 28, 2021, episode of the internet talk show “Learning Unwrapped“. Host Dr. Nancy Sulla and her co-host Shané Beauford welcomed an esteemed panel of guests to discuss Black History Month. “For far too long, black people have been left out of history books, in spite […]

Bronxville, NY Teachers Implement Learnings from IDE Remote/Hybrid PD

Bronxville, NY, teachers participated in the district’s Innovative Designs for Education Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™ training over the summer and have worked to “create a program that sets students up for success while sustaining a hybrid model classroom.” The Bronxville School technology teacher Carole DelJuidice says, “A goal of mine has been to ensure a classroom […]

The New Fall Look for School: A Hybrid Learning Environment

Fall 2020 promises to bring some challenges to schools in terms of social distancing. Most likely, students will attend school with a staggered schedule that has them both learning at home and learning online. Even if social distancing ends, the chances of another virus-related school closing are high. It’s time to stop thinking of schools […]