The Effects of Drawing on Learning

The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

The Science of Drawing and Memory


The Creativity Lab

The Creativity Lab
we are partnering with the Maker Education Initiative, the Tinkering Studio, and the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab.
Aaron Vanderwerff
design thinking

“Better learning will not come from finding better ways for the teacher to instruct, but from giving the learner better opportunities to construct.” — Seymour Papert

Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots
November 1, 2016


Innovating to unburden teachers
July 22, 2016

Accelerating progress in education with hands-on, minds-on learning
July 14, 2016

Thinking differently in education to deliver breadth of skills
July 7, 2016

  • Schools, teachers, parents, and students in rich and poor countries alike must transform the teaching and learning environment to catch up and keep pace with rapid advances in technology, major changes to the world of work, and to solve complex global challenges. This means mastering literacy, numeracy, and content in traditional academic subjects, but also requires young people who can think critically, solve problems and collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • developing regions are approximately 100 years behind developed regions in many measures of education related to school completion and learning outcomes.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins @ Reserve Channel
You are stopping time

Active Learning Classrooms

Active Learning Classrooms Break The Mold
May 8, 2014

Instead of having a podium with rows and rows of chairs lined up in front, these new learning spaces may have several round tables where groups of students sit together. The teacher wanders around the room and more closely interacts with the students.

It’s called “flexible learning” or “active learning” and the University of Minnesota has already converted most of its lecture halls into these new type of active learning spaces.

J.D. Walker is a researcher with the Office of Information Technology UMN. He has been studying active learning spaces for almost a decade. #GoOpen with Educational Resources

U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources
October 29, 2015

Department proposes rule requiring educational materials created with federal grants to be openly licensed so that any school has access

Edmodo, a K-12 education network for teacher and student collaboration, announced an upgrade to its resource sharing platform, Edmodo Spotlight, to enable searching, curating, and sharing openly licensed educational resources from the Education Department’s Learning Registry.

Microsoft is committed to index content from the Learning Registry by creating a new app so educators can search and access openly licensed educational resources through LTI compliant learning management and publisher systems. In addition, Microsoft announced enhanced features to, Sway and OneNote Class Notebook to enable educators to create, discover, rate, and share openly licensed educational resources.

Creative Commons, … open licensing to enable use and re-use of content, announced they will lead workshops across the country with thousands of district leaders to help them scale the use of openly licensed educational resources

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading

The Illinois Shared Learning Environment released a redesigned version of their IOER platform that makes it easier than ever for teachers and school leaders to find high-quality open educational resources by learning standards.

for online resources by TEA