Michael Niehoff

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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iLEAD AV History Facilitator Priscilla Tucker Inspires Authentic Learning
There has often been a disconnect between how educators and learners view the subject of history. Educators know the inherent value of understanding where we...
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5 Ways School Leaders Can Make Educators Feel as Important as They Are
The month of May is Teacher Appreciation Month. Appreciation and recognition of our teachers, or facilitators, is so important. We often see this manifest in...
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Brightspace Offers Big Advantages for iLEAD Learners, Facilitators
Educators depend on many tools and resources, but none may be more important than their Learning Management System (LMS). Essentially, an LMS is a cloud-based...
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Mud Kitchens: The Intersection of Play, Learning and Wellness
“The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.” —Alex Spanos, author,...
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DreamUp Learners Prepare for Experiment Launch to International Space Station
DreamUp To Space is an exciting multiphase project that pushes the boundaries of how kids look at Earth and our universe by empowering them to...
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SCVi Slam Poetry Team Members Raise Their Voices to Address Social Issues
Slam poetry is a form of art that combines the elements of performance, poetry writing, competition and audience participation. It is typically on display at...
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iLEAD Spring Meadows Learners Make Personal Connections to Civic Action
Children are increasingly aware of civic issues globally, nationally and in their local communities. In response, facilitators are creating civic engagement opportunities for learners regarding...
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Experts Make Urgent Appeal: It’s Time for Children to Play
Play is essential to children's healthy cognitive and emotional development. Neuroscientists have concluded that play-based learning positively affects the development of narrative language and acquisition...
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