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MakerX – the Columbus Maker Expo – is Coming

Maker Education has been expanding nationwide. Growing out of the Maker Movement, Maker Education has complemented problem-based learning by integrating design thinking in spaces made for innovation. Its value in developing persistence, risk taking, collaboration, and a sense that failure is not an end but a learning point makes it a valuable asset in promoting… Continue reading MakerX – the Columbus Maker Expo – is Coming

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10 Under Recognized STEM/STEAM Resources

Regularly our team is asked for advice on ‘STEMMING’ or ‘STEAMING’ up their classrooms or schools. So we decided to share 10 really cool resources that are not widely recognized. Unless otherwise noted, the resources listed are free. Check these out and share with us your favorites! GrowNextGen GrowNextGen was designed to bring agriculture science… Continue reading 10 Under Recognized STEM/STEAM Resources

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Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

For the last six years, Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski has been leading Kenton City School District on a transformational journey.  Kenton, located in Hardin County- in northwest central Ohio, is a small rural district with an urban center that serves nearly 2000 children, 60% of whom live in poverty.   When Penczarski arrived in 2010 the district… Continue reading Re-envisioning Education – An Ohio District’s Journey Toward Personalizing Learning

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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,… Continue reading Making School Design Personal

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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… Continue reading Re-envisioning School – Is it Disgusting or Delicious?