Category Archives: Outside GHS

Making at Deeper Learning 2016

This morning, Courtney swapped her usual dry-erase marker for a butane torch. About half-an-hour earlier, we had a choice to go to sessions and discuss topics generated by attendees. Or to make stuff. Courtney, a Humanities teacher, spent Wednesday at workshops about brain training … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Present and Future Innovators at the Riverside STEM Fair

Turns out the STEM team was being a bit elementary in our explorations last month. That, or the students at Greenwich’s Riverside Elementary School are upping their game. The truth is almost certainly the latter, as evidenced by a visit … Continue reading

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Unique, Ongoing Projects Sustain Newton North’s Greengineering Program

When you enter “Newton’s Lab,” the eponymous workspace for NNHS’ Greengineering program, your eyes wander around the room as you try and take in everything that contibutes to the organized chaos that is somehow curiously calm. Students stand around workstations with … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning 2015 – Day 2

Deeper Learning 2015 just gets better and better! For Day 2 of the conference, I participated in the Deep Dive hosted by Mark Hines of Mid Pacific Exploratory on Pedaling Towards Sustainability.  I and the other members of my team, Andrew … Continue reading

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Deeper Learning 2015 – Day 1

Well High Tech High knows how to throw a conference, that’s for sure. Deeper Learning 2015 got off to a roaring start yesterday with a keynote address by Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia … Continue reading

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Engineering Elevated in MPX STEM

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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STEM and Humanities Combine at Mid-Pacific eXploratory

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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Middle School SEEQS Sustainable Project-based Learning

It’s February break in Connecticut and a friend’s wedding in LA, a very hospitable Mid-Pacific Institute, a cheap flight, and my own curiosity brings me to Hawaii. While this trip is self-funded, there’s lots to be learned that can benefit … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-up: Takeaways from High Tech High

It’s taken a snowstorm, a changed flight and the honor of writing a weekly wrap-up to get me to write a post under five-hundred words. So I promise I’ll be brief. On the last day of the conference, Rob Riordan, … Continue reading

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What happens when you ask a fish to climb a tree? A look at differentiation and the High Tech High model

Built into High Tech High’s design principles is the idea of personalization, which they define as “knowing students well, tapping into student experience and interests, and building a strong sense of community.” When you walk around the halls of HTH, … Continue reading

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