Insights Into Technology-Empowered Learning

With fresh ways of thinking about learning environments, schools can capture the promise of evolving educational models without diminishing the importance of teachers and bricks-and-mortar campuses.

A New Learning Curve

The active learning classroom has been called “the third teacher” for the impact it can have on students. But what we’ve needed is a reliable post-occupancy evaluation that measures how well a different (i.e., active) classroom design can affect student success. Now the wait is over.

Closing the Achievement Gap with ēno

As enrollment has increased, the educational and socioeconomic needs of Upper Darby students have grown in complexity and severity. Almost 50 percent of district students meet the low-income standard set by the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, six schools receive Title I school-wide services and Upper Darby students represent an increasingly diverse population.

Visions of What’s NEXT

Over 600 students submitted design solutions. After initial judging by the students’ faculty members, each school’s top two entries moved on to an evaluation by an independent panel of professional judges.

Learning Curve

A key point here: Active learning does not preclude individual, quiet study. In fact, as learning becomes more collaborative, it’s even more important to provide places for individual concentration and focus.

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping a school causes teachers to rethink classroom procedures and pedagogies. Since lectures are on video, more class time involves collaborative work between students and teachers, students and peers.