Tag: IOWA BIG

Finding Resiliency: Students Open up About Gun Violence

High School & Society

Finding Resiliency: Students Open up About Gun Violence

Iowa Big Students who were interested in fighting against gun violence decided to use their voice by creating a documentary to humanize the individuals who have been personally touched by gun violence within their community.

Redefining Failure to Embrace Student Learning

High School Life

Redefining Failure to Embrace Student Learning

This XQ school takes a bold approach and delivers a curriculum and school experience that’ll help students embrace failure as a part of real-world problem solving.

The Community is the Classroom – Now What?

High School Life

The Community is the Classroom – Now What?

This school makes the community the classroom, but that is more than just a sentiment. Learn just how this XQ school involves the entire community in rethinking high school.

The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

High School Redesign

The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

At Círculos, project-based, place-based learning isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s reshaped the way students experience school.

Teen Activists on Elections, Civic Life, and Grassroots Organizing

High School Life

Teen Activists on Elections, Civic Life, and Grassroots Organizing

Between the pandemic, presidential election, and economic downturn—2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone. But some high school students have taken matters into their own hands: by hitting the campaign trail.

These High School Students are Learning Through Filmmaking

High School Life

These High School Students are Learning Through Filmmaking

Amidst remote learning, these students are engaging in deep projects and learning filmmaking along the way. Here's how.

How Museums are Engaging with Students Remotely

High School & Society

How Museums are Engaging with Students Remotely

Education today looks radically different than before the pandemic. Museums are no exception to this. Here's how museums across the country have pivoted to serve students.

How design thinking in high school set this student up for college success

Beyond High School Graduation

How design thinking in high school set this student up for college success

This student shares how the design thinking process helps her engage deeply in her own learning.

8 Inspiring Student Projects to Jumpstart Your School Year

High School Redesign

8 Inspiring Student Projects to Jumpstart Your School Year

Need a few ideas for projects this school year? Here are 8 projects your students will love.

Shining the Spotlight on Educator Voice

High School Redesign

Shining the Spotlight on Educator Voice

One student's story, cutting college costs, and a chance for educators to share their stories. 5 resources to help you jumpstart the week in your classroom.

A school where students meet “failure” with a smile

High School Redesign

A school where students meet “failure” with a smile

This school leader visited an innovative school program in Iowa that shows the unexpected joys of project-based learning.

Four Practical Steps to Deepen School & Community Connections

High School & Society

Four Practical Steps to Deepen School & Community Connections

The answer to rethinking high school might be within your community. Here are how four schools connect students with their communities.

Seven ways you can help support students and high schools in your community

High School & Society

Seven ways you can help support students and high schools in your community

Even if you're not an educator, parent, or student, you can still get involved and make an impact to high schools in your community. Here are seven ways you can do just that.

Reflections from the XQ Class of ‘19

Beyond High School Graduation

Reflections from the XQ Class of ‘19

Seniors across the country are reflecting on their high school experience as the class of 2019 is graduating. We asked some of our XQ students to share their reflections.

Beyond the Diploma

Beyond High School Graduation

Beyond the Diploma

See how these students from Iowa take project-based learning into college and their future careers.

Give Me Five Newsletter: Put Your Party Pants On

High School Redesign

Give Me Five Newsletter: Put Your Party Pants On

High school beyond walls, equity in admissions, and a new “American Dream.” 5 reads to jump start your week of teaching.

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