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Cuilla, Kristin; Garnier, Jude – Childhood Education, 2018
Ensuring that the benefits of education innovation reaches our students often requires bringing a culture of change into our education systems. Here, New Tech Network describes the work they do to provide support for efforts to bring change at the school district level.
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Benefits, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
Parry, Louka – Childhood Education, 2018
In order to bring the benefits of new education approaches, strategies, and tools to classrooms around the world, we need champions of innovation to blaze the path and serve as role models of creativity and exploration. Teachers are uniquely positioned to serve in this critical role.
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Role Models
Kim, KH – Childhood Education, 2018
When we consider the ultimate goal of bringing innovation to our education programs, a key consideration is whether or not we are helping our students themselves become innovative, creative thinkers and actors.
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Innovation, Creative Thinking, Educational Environment
Brosinsky, Larissa; Georgis, Rebecca; Gokiert, Rebecca; Mejia, Teresa; Kirova, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The pressing needs of populations with unique challenges, such as immigrants or refugees, often stimulate important innovation in development of educational techniques and resources. This article highlights the RAISED between Cultures model, a conceptual framework for understanding children's experiences holistically and promoting intercultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Biculturalism, Barriers
Stern, Oriana – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is a pivotal aspect of education and critical for economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Innovative programming that taps into culturally relevant local resources can increase literacy and strengthen social-emotional skills. This article describes the work of LitWorld, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy
McCarty, Jeanne; Ford, Vanessa; Ludes, Joe – Childhood Education, 2018
Sometimes taking innovative approach to learning means changing the venue. Traditional schooling takes place within walls, but an outdoor environment offers significant benefit in terms of learning through experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Gardening, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation
Liebtag, Emily – Childhood Education, 2018
Personalized learning offers instruction that matches students' learning preferences and specific interests. Taking innovative approaches to engaging with students' individual contexts and interests through place-based education can be particularly meaningful. Place-based education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Place Based Education, Internship Programs, School Business Relationship
Rhea, Deborah; Bauml, Michellle – Childhood Education, 2018
Others' success can be a powerful motivation to innovate, which sometimes means finding new ways to return to beneficial activities. Finland's academic success has prompted many to explore that country's policies and practices, particularly regarding providing opportunities for children to enjoy more unstructured play.
Descriptors: Success, Play, Holistic Approach, Recess Breaks
Hally, Tara; Sinha, Kirin – Childhood Education, 2018
SHINE for Girls, a nonprofit with the mission of empowering young women to value their own potential and capabilities within STEM fields, employs a unique curriculum that blends math with dance. They were selected as part of HundreED's 100 Global Education Innovations for 2017. In this article, Tara Hally, Director of Programming, and Kirin Sinha,…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, STEM Education, Dance Education
Kreider, Carri S. – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is the foundation of education, and so modern education devotes significant school time to promoting and developing literacy. Yet we also need to ensure that young bodies and minds are ready to absorb their literacy lessons. Integrating physical exercise with reading activities in unique ways can be a great benefit to young learners.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
Glass, Graham – Childhood Education, 2018
New classroom practices can be brought into the classroom that engage students through their enjoyment of games, while building their confidence and bolstering their understanding that mistakes are valuable stops along the journey to understanding.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Educational Games, Elementary School Students
Bruno, Christina; Donaldson, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2018
Technology can provide engaging, efficient ways to support content learning across all areas. As our societies become more globalized and we seek to prepare students to work and live with people from diverse backgrounds, innovating--through technology and other means--to promote empathy and positive social skills becomes increasingly important.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, Technology Uses in Education
Engel, Alison; Lucido, Kathryn; Cook, Kyla – Childhood Education, 2018
We can support students' deep engagement with content through innovative delivery. The techniques developed at the Field Museum in Chicago to share science knowledge through storytelling can provide inspiration for both formal and informal educators.
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling
Jackson, Aja – Childhood Education, 2018
To meet the challenges of the 21st century, education cannot be restricted to reading and writing. Innovations that support our students' development as leaders and responsible citizens and stewards of the environment are also needed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Entomology, Elementary Secondary Education
Kapavik, Robin; Webb, C. Lorraine – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation that benefits children does not always come from formal institutions. Communities around the world are finding creative ways to fill in the gaps in services and enrichment when the schools or other government-backed programs fall short.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Community Programs, Political Issues