Innovation Stories: The Readiness Project
Professor creates a quickie calculator to help students and families
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big difference.
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how students learn.
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot like what's happening in the Lindsay Unified School District in California.
Other Inspiring Stories
Implementing a School-Wide Instructional Focus
Jacob Hiatt Magnet School, Worcester, MA | National Center on Time & Learning
Like any resource, it’s not just about having more time, but what you do with that time. Read about how Jacob Hiatt Magnet School developed a school-wide instructional focus to target the use of more time and the dramatic impacts on student achievement.
Focusing Improvement Efforts and Establishing Schoolwide Best Practices
Frank M. Silvia Elementary School, Fall River, MA | National Center on Time & Learning
Creating an instructional focus can be daunting given the immense number of challenges schools face today. Read about how Silvia Elementary used data and formed teams to build support for and develop an instructional focus that cuts across multiple subjects in their expanded day schedule.
Curriculum Planning Based on Focused Learning Goals
Roxbury Prep, Boston, MA | National Center on Time & Learning
The gift of time has allowed Roxbury Prep to create four periods to math and reading (two in each subject) each day. Read about how the content for these periods differ and how more time allows the school to teach with greater breadth and depth.
Expanding Skills with Flexible Scheduling
Bate Middle School, Danville, KY | National Center on Time & Learning
Read about how educators are using project-based learning, flexible scheduling and a redesigned curriculum to intentionally incorporate critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
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