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Collaborative learning

Students using the Nureva Span visual collaboration system

Collaborative learning with a visual twist – the AI bakery project

By Tricia Whenham
on January 18, 2017

At J.A. Fair High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, there’s an annual project that students look forward to long before they reach Martha Nahlen’s class.

The task? Design a restaurant that operates entirely with artificial intelligence (AI).

“There are particular specifications,” says Martha, “but the main idea is that a customer has to be able to walk in and get what they need with no human interaction (except for themselves). It’s artificial intelligence – from ordering to receiving.”

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From engagement to empowerment – redesigning learning spaces

By Kimberleigh Doyle
on January 12, 2017

When you walk into one of the newly redesigned learning spaces in Byram Hills Central School District (CSD), you find yourself wishing that your own children went to school there and had access to these highly innovative learning spaces.

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Education conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

By Tricia Whenham
on January 11, 2017

There’s nothing quite like an education conference.

Why? It might be the feeling you get sitting in a keynote, knowing that hundreds of teachers are sharing the same aha moments. Maybe it’s the chance to finally get a handle on design thinking or PBL or genius hour. Or maybe, it’s simply being freed from the day-to-day routines of teaching, planning and marking to actually talk with fellow teachers.

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Making math meaningful – collaboration in my classroom

By Della Rodrigues
on November 21, 2016

I am a math teacher at Kenmore Middle School, in Arlington, Virginia. I teach Math-7 and Math-8 to English language learners, and I also teach another mainstream Math-8 class.

My English language learners (ELLs) are very new to the United States, mostly from Central America. They speak very little, if any English, and many do not have strong educational backgrounds. I am tasked with plugging the gaps and teaching them grade-level mathematics, with the goal of enabling them to be on grade level in subsequent years and to ultimately graduate from high school.

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Empowering young people to solve real-world challenges [webinar]

By Tricia Whenham
on November 16, 2016

How often do you hear your students ask, “Why do we have to learn this?” Ian Fogarty, a high school teacher in New Brunswick, Canada, has some great answers.

Last year, his students connected with primary school learners on the opposite side of the ocean to design travel brochures. In another class, he empowered a group of students to develop their own science curriculum, resulting in a playground design that captures the kinetic energy of kids to power parents’ phones.

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The real secret to engaging students: Let them do “real work”

By Lavonne Boutcher
on October 24, 2016

Over his 17 years of teaching, Ian Fogarty has explored many different ways to get students fired up about learning. Early on, he made a key discovery that still guides him today: Students learn best when they’re allowed to “do real work for real people with real problems.”

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Designing your classroom to prepare students for 2020 and beyond [webinar]

By Tricia Whenham
on October 6, 2016

There’s a lot of talk these days about the real-world problems student will inherit and the skills they’ll need to tackle them – such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, negotiation and more. While it’s easy to agree that these skills are essential, finding effective ways to develop them in students can be somewhat more challenging.

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Redesigning classrooms: A winning strategy for empowering students

By Lavonne Boutcher
on September 30, 2016

With a solid track record of high performance on state assessments, the Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk, New York, has reason to be proud. Still, the district wants to do even more to prepare its students for the future. Under the guidance of its director of technology, Dr. Andrew Taylor, and Dr. Tim Kaltenecker, assistant superintendent of instruction, the school district is transforming the learning experience in its schools with redesigned learning spaces. Here’s how.

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Kick off the school year with design thinking and makerspaces [webinar]

By Tricia Whenham
on September 7, 2016

As the school year begins, design thinking and makerspaces continue to be hot topics of conversation during staff meetings and PD sessions. But why? Perhaps it’s because the key skills they help develop – including creativity, critical thinking and problem solving – are exactly the skills teachers are more and more focused on cultivating in their students.

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Investing in the future: high school student interns

By Kimberleigh Doyle
on September 1, 2016

I’m always amazed at what high school students can do! This is the third year of the Nureva summer internship program. Each year we have attracted outstanding high school students who continue to impress us with their willingness to learn, their excellent work ethic and their high quality work that they do for us. Working on meaningful projects in a real work environment, the high school students quickly become members of our team, contributing to our efforts to create, market and sell innovative technology solutions.

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