Making Magic

Personalized Playlist: A Path to Learner Success
Meet the Maker Angie Nastovska, Director of Humanities and Innovation What’s your all-time favorite hobby? Circus training! I wish I had more time to do...
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Why Teamwork Is Better than Group Work!
Meet the Maker Thom Markham, Senior Global Advisor What’s the best advice you've ever received? It was from my mother, who told me many times,...
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Refuel Yourself to Fuel Others
Meet the Makers Student Support Counseling Team Student Support counselors are the heartbeat of our school sites. During a time when the need for mental...
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Develop a Culture of Risk-Taking and Embracing Mistakes
Meet the Maker Amber Soto, Director of Mathematics Instruction, Implementation and Improvement What is a time in your life that you felt like a complete...
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Integrate the Arts to Help Learners Excel in All Subjects
Meet the Maker Nicole Huguenin, Director of Arts Integration and Play Are you a good dancer? I love to dance! I have a huge family,...
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Gain the Courage to Do Hard Things
Meet the Maker Kathleen Fredette, Director of STEAM Initiatives What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Raising our wildly amazing four sons, who are now...
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Facilitate High-Quality Service Learning Experiences
Meet the Maker Michael Niehoff, Education Content Coordinator Favorite place you ever visited? Ireland Favorite weather/climate? Cloudy, rainy days. Favorite band or musical artist of...
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Make the Most of Learning Time
Meet the Maker Matt Watson, Maker Outreach Director Who was your favorite teacher, and why? Fred Aldrich was my high school history and government teacher....
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Create Space for Authentic Curiosity to Encourage Deeper Learning
Meet the Maker Linda Krystek, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment What was the first thing you bought with your own money? Schwinn bicycle. What’s...
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Design Projects for Authentic and Relevant Performance
Meet the Maker Angie Nastovska, Director of Humanities and Innovation Have you ever played an instrument? Yes! When I was little, I used to play...
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Promote Innovation in Your Classroom, School and Organization
Meet the Maker Dawn Evenson Founder/CEO, iLEAD California If you had to play one album forever, which one would it be? Tea for the Tillerman...
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Reimagining the Future of Learning
Meet the Maker Thom Markham, Senior Director of Global Partnerships If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why? The...
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Maximize Special Education During Distance Learning
Meet the Makers Student Support Leadership Team What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? Iguana eggs in Guatemala on a mission trip! — Amber Rogers...
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Dial Up the Fun of Online Learning!
Meet the Maker [caption id="attachment_1420" align="alignright" width="300"] Copyright by Renee Bowen (reneebowen.com)[/caption] Amber Soto, Director of Mathematics Instruction, Implementation and Improvement What’s your favorite place...
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Inspire Your Learners with Play-Based Learning
Meet the Maker Nicole Huguenin Director of Arts Integration and Play If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it...
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Authentic Projects Can Address the World’s Central Needs
Meet the Maker Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator Cats or dogs? Definitely dogs. If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and...
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Incorporate Daily Practices to Become Your Best Self
Meet the Maker Kathleen Fredette, Director of STEAM Initiatives Would you rather live where it only snows or where the temperature never falls below 100...
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Maximize EdTech Tools without Overwhelming Yourself
Meet the Maker Matt Watson, Maker Outreach Director What is your most used emoji? 🙄 If you had to eat one meal every day for...
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Let’s Make a Story: Making and Writing
Meet the Maker Linda Krystek, Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning What is your most used emoji? ❤️ If you had to eat one...
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Increasing Learner Engagement During Distance Learning
[caption id="attachment_1164" align="alignright" width="300"] Headshot by Renee Bowen[/caption] Meet the Maker Angie Nastovska Director of Humanities and Innovation What is your most used emoji? 🤷‍♀️...
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