At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.
Posts Tagged: LRNG
A new storytelling project in Kansas City—supported by an LRNG Innovators Challenge Grant—builds community among diverse high school students.
With the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge ongoing, we revisit the continuing success of some of our past grantees.
A program based in Brooklyn, NY, makes learning enticing for teenagers, combining topics they might already know a thing or two about: fashion, technology, and video games. “Playable Fashion” began in 2012 as an afterschool program at the nonprofit art and technology studio Eyebeam. Today the teenage participants learn about electronics, coding, and “wearable technology” […]
LRNG Innovators is launching its third challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, to a career, or having a positive impact in the community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover interests connecting the spheres of their lives, both in and out of school, and provide potential future opportunities.
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 […]
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more. It began with a simple library lending program. When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local […]
In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning. Educator Innovator partners and National Writing Project teacher-leaders helped shape the plan through model examples of effective practice which also addressed issues of equity and access.
Teachers in the South Bronx extend opportunities for student-driven online writing projects through the Youth Voices platform. The work was supported by a 2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge grant and benefited students who have immigrated to the US and lack the resources that many of their native-born peers enjoy.