Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – Shadow a Student

Note: This post originally appeared at Spark Learning Today the Shadow a Student Challenge kicks off. This nationwide effort developed by School Retool, IDEO, and the Stanford d.school encourages educators to...

Taking an Appreciative Inquiry Approach to Learning Design: Pathways to Deeper...

If noise level and body language are “uncommon measures” of engagement, educators beginning the Pathways to Deeper Learning (PDL) Fellowship hosted by the Center for Innovation in Learning...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Project Pathways and Project Lead the Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si2jEYD3-Bc What do our high school students think about school?  Are they excited? Inspired? Engaged? Or perhaps are they bored? Stressed? Uninterested?  What things are we doing well for...

Design Thinking Workshop

In the Fall of 2015, the WJCC school district and William and Mary's School of Education, co-hosted a design thinking workshop for K-12 teachers in the WJCC district....