Welcoming Dr. Jason Chen as our first CILD Faculty Fellow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL6W8cQcMaQ We are excited to announce Dr. Jason Chen as CILD's first faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Chen on his new appointment. Dr. Chen's research primarily...

Showcasing Pathways

November is Take Your Legislator to School Month in Virginia. Warhill High School, in Williamsburg, VA invited local government officials to school on November 4, 2016 to showcase...

From the desk of Ms. Roberts – Physics by Design

Freshman year of high school is a magical and exciting time for students.  For many students, high school is a new start, a chance to reinvent themselves and...

Developing a Designer’s Mindset: The Marshmallow Challenge

The excitement in the room was palpable. Bits of tape, string, and even remnants of raw spaghetti were strewn on the floor. There was the thrill of victory...

An Interview with Pedro Noguera

As we begin a new semester at CILD, we wanted to share with you a special interview with Dr. Pedro Noguera, Director for the Study of School Transformation...

First Day at Pathways

This post covers the first day of orientation in the new Pathways Program at Warhill High School, in Williamsburg, VA.  The Warhill High School commons is abuzz with...

CILD: Sparking Innovation

Last April, we held a screening of the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed at the School of Education. The opening scene of the film features a parent-teacher conference...

Welcoming Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD Faculty Fellow

We are excited to introduce Dr. Pamela Eddy as a CILD faculty fellow! Please join with us on congratulating Dr. Eddy on her new appointment. Dr. Eddy’s research addresses leadership as...

Classroom-Based Innovation: a book review of “Pure Genius”

“If a student asks, ‘Why are we learning this stuff?’ and the only answer the teacher come up with is, ‘Because it’s on the test,’ it’s time to...

Making the most of the home stretch

NOTE - This post originally appeared on the Spark Learning blog Thinking back to my high school history teaching days, I don’t remember the final quarter of the year...