Monthly Archives: September 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Talking to Universities is Beyond Encouraging

1. The Associate Director of Admissions at Boston College told us last week that “we are looking for someone who can think independently, problem solve independently… we are looking for students who are looking to use their gifts and talents … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Staff Lunch Recap, Course Woes, Student Schedules

1. Here’s the recap from our lunch drop-in session (questions in italics, followed by our responses): What do lessons look like? Where do students get the content? Initial interaction with content comes through seminars, which do include guided research components. Example: Perhaps … Continue reading

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Seminar, Studio, Module: What are they?

Now that the structure and content of Innovation Lab is beginning to take shape, we thought it would be useful to share our vision of how a student’s time will be divided in the program. Students will participate in three … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Scheduling, UK/HI Schools, and Higher Ed Outreach

I think I speak for the team (and many teachers at school) when I say that it feels much later than week three of school. Our recap of the work for the week are below: 1. Huge strides were made in … Continue reading

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A Student Says It Best

Over the past couple of weeks, in the midst of all the back to school hubbub, the words of a former student keep coming to mind. In the concluding paragraph of his final exam for my Modern World Lit. 500 … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up (9.5.14)

1. We met with Mark Hines via video chat on Wednesday – he’s the director of the eXploratory program at the Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, HI. They’ve been doing a project-based school within a school for four years now – … Continue reading

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What we’re Reading & Watching #1

The Friday wrap-ups are great – we get to share where we are at, what we’ve accomplished, and what’s coming up for the following week. However, there are tons of resources that end up at the bottom of the posts. … Continue reading

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