The Power of Protocols

Look around at a typical PD session and you’ll often see laptops out with Facebook up, the guy working on his grocery list, and the blank, comatose stare...

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...

Reviewing “A Rich Seam” by Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy

In A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning, Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy discuss the evolving relationships among students, teachers, technology, curricula, school cultures, and assessment...

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. Gene Roche as a CILD Faculty Fellow!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Gene Roche as our newest faculty fellow! Dr. Roche is a faculty member in the School of Education specializing in adult learning. He previously served...

Small Hacks to Increase Student Voice

In an average school year, students spend about 1,260 hours in school. When we step back and consider it, all this time is spent in an environment in...

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...

Educator Spotlight: Jackie Chisam on bringing PBL into the traditional classroom

“I am a big believer that students learn from experience and exploring…They have to figure it out on their own.  It’s like a light bulb going on. They...

Deepening learning in schools, one project at a time

Wow, it’s been quiet around here on the CILD blog – not because we haven’t been busy, though. Reimagining teaching and learning with collaborators from across Virginia is...

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...