In Minneapolis, Fostering Black Voices

Posted & in Educator Innovator Blog.

English teacher Molly Vasich has always been curious about class participation—what prompts it and what discourages it? Teaching upper-level International Baccalaureate courses to predominantly white students at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Vasich was particularly aware of the class participation patterns among her few students of color. For some, engagement spiked during units on African-American […]

Making Way for Makerspaces with Pop Up and Make

Posted & in LRNG.

The “Pop Up and Make” project in Greenville, North Carolina—supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant—is supporting the creation of mobile spaces where students can play, tinker, make, and collaborate on a host of projects that speak to their interests in informal learning pathways.