Educational Innovation

Three Ways to Teach Your Child Self-Advocacy

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • December 3, 2018
Your child needs to learn to self-advocate in order to communicate with others, become independent, and grow into a self-sufficient young person. Self-advocacy includes: taking responsibility for communicating with others, speaking up for yourself, knowing how to get help, and being able to listen to others.
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School Profile: Eastside Catholic School

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • November 7, 2018

We talked with Karen Hatch of Eastside Catholic School about what makes students excited about EC. 

Location: Sammamish, Washington

Website: https://www.eastsidecatholic.org/

Grades Served: 6 through 12

Student Body: Approximately 70 per grade in the middle school, 170 per grade in the high school.

What makes your school unique?

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Educational Innovator: The Wight Foundation

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • March 14, 2018
The Wight Foundation in Antarctica...
Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.
 
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Educational Innovator: Acera School

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • March 6, 2018
A student at the Acera School working on a stop-motion film project.
Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.
 
This week we spoke with Courtney Dickinson, founder and director of The Acera School in Winchester, Massachusetts.
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Educational Innovator: Phillips Academy’s (MS)² program

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • February 15, 2018
Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, home of the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students program.

Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.

This week we spoke with Dianne Domenech-Burgos, director of the (MS)² program at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

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Students presenting their original work at the Gates Invention and Innovation program at Graland Country Day School in Colorado.

As an educational technology company, Test Innovators believes in the power of innovation in education to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.

This week we spoke with Andy Dodge, Program Co-Director of the Gates Invention and Innovation program at Graland Country Day School.

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9 Cutting-Edge STEM & STEAM Programs in 2018

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • February 8, 2018
A student at the Acera School creating interactive storytelling using Twine.

Over the last couple decades, the United States has placed increasing emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. In recent years, some programs have added Art (STEAM), generally placing a greater focus on creativity and design thinking. Regardless of the exact composition of the program, the objective is the same: to provide students with the skills necessary to not only be successful in the modern world, but also to shape the future.

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A student balancing on an airplane wing after learning to fly a plane through Randolph-Macon Academy's flight program.

Some schools are breaking barriers with their alternative models for education, unique programs and projects, forward-thinking, and innovation. If you haven't considered non-traditional programs, these schools may be worth exploring.

Here are seven of our favorites:

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