Michael Niehoff

First-Year iLEAD AV Facilitator Inspires 5th and 6th Graders with Real-World Learning
e of the many aspects of sound project-based learning, as well as good instruction in general, is the idea of application. This is about allowing...
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How the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Can Transform Education
Educators have often based curriculum on a set of standards. In recent years, we've seen iterations from Common Core Standards to the Next Gen Science...
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Colorado SKIES Academy’s Exploratorium Facilitator Holly Pierce Inspires Learner-Led Projects
A couple of years ago, veteran K-8 educator Holly Pierce was thinking about leaving the profession. Fast-forward to today, and not only has Pierce not...
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Empower Generations Learners Partner with Local Entrepreneurs
When learners adopt and embrace an entrepreneurial mind-set, they develop a way of thinking that empowers them to overcome challenges, be decisive and accept responsibility...
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SCVi’s Graduating Class Concludes Year with Senior Defense Presentations
From yearbook signings to year-end celebrations to graduation, high school seniors participate in many activities as they conclude their high school years. At SCVi Charter...
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iLEAD Exploration College Advisor Launches Virtual College Fair for Homeschoolers
On May 12, 70 colleges and universities pitched programs and opportunities to over 500 homeschool and alternative education learners who don’t traditionally have access to...
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WorldOver International School Redefines Personalized, Globalized Learning
In just its second year, WorldOver International School continues to redefine personalized learning for global learners seeking an independent school experience. Now, even more students...
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SCVi Sophomore Applies Entrepreneurial Skills to Instagram
Social media is one of the many powerful new media literacy tools. People all over the world are launching and advancing their careers while also...
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SCVi Sophomores Model Choice, Reflection and Agency with Personal Projects
Project-based learning includes key instructional elements such as learners sharing their work publicly, receiving feedback in order to revise their work and having choice and...
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MLN & iLEAD Leaders Share Words of Deep Appreciation for Facilitators
May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. The hope at the Maker Learning Network and iLEAD Schools is that our educational facilitators, along with all staff,...
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Alaka’i O Kaua’i 3rd Graders Protect Oceans through Project-Based Learning
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, our oceans cover 70 percent of our planet. Oceans affect our weather, air, food and all life on...
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Alaka’i O Kaua’i 2nd Graders Embrace the 7 Habits Every Day
For educators, an important part of the role is establishing classroom expectations and culture. Some educators develop their own systems, some implement a school-wide plan,...
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