Straight A: An update on Ohio’s innovation funds

Our team regularly is asked “What’s up with Straight A?” So here is the scoop. Ohio’s Straight A Fund Governing Board met this week and state officials provided insight on both the state budgeting process and the plan for Straight A Rounds 5 and 6 (if the legislature approves Straight A funding in the coming […]

Making School Design Personal

State & National Leaders Collaborate on Ohio’s First Personalized Learning Design Lab  The idea for a Personalized Learning Design Lab took root last fall when we received calls from district after district seeking help in writing Ohio Straight A grants to implement ‘blended learning.’  In the consultation process, we discovered that districts really wanted to innovate, […]

Re-envisioning School – Is it Disgusting or Delicious?

As we were working with Canal Winchester teachers recently on a figurative language Design Challenge, we had an ‘aha moment’. The Design Challenge titled Delicious and Disgusting, was intended for participants to creatively solve a real-world marketing problem while incorporating figurative language elements.  The teachers saw the authenticity of the challenge, but what slowly pervaded […]