CEI Partners -The Collaboration Nation Survey

CEI has taken on a new research effort! We are partnering with Collaboration Nation to uncover how collaboration skills are taught in schools and what more needs to be done. More and more in the working world, collaborative skills are a desired quality in a job candidates. Are we preparing our children in the classroom[…]

New Ways to Engage Students: Makerspaces

By Grace Rubenstein, CEI Intern Take the leap and join one of the latest innovations in STEM education at the primary and secondary school level. A makerspace can be in a school, a library, and even a museum. Any location commonly visited by children is the perfect point of interception for developing minds. Through age[…]

Join the “Heart-Centered” Conversation!

As supporters and followers of CEI know, we have been selected as one of the 122 Pioneers in the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative! This initiative will be awarding 10 of the Pioneers funding and mentoring services for their projects. CEI’s project is engaging schools and districts in a Heart Centered 21st Learning program. While the 10 finalists[…]

CEI Robotics and STEM/STEAM Early Childhood Presentations in DC

By Mahnaz Ahrary and Drew Altizer, CEI Interns Fight for Children: Joe Champs Summer Institute Conference June 22nd-23rd, 2016 “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers: creative and empathic ‘right-brain’ thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who[…]

Featured Speakers: Implementing 21st Century Solutions in the Classroom

Take the Helm at the NAESP Conference in Long Beach, CA, June 30 – July 2 The future is now! Join the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) for a panel discussion focusing on innovations in the classroom. CEI is at the forefront of innovations in neuroscience, heart centered education, STEM, rigor, and principal mentoring. Date: Tuesday, June[…]

Dream of Data-Driven Instruction a Real Time Reality

Imagine that you are teaching and have a way to monitor and record student achievement as students work. That you have a way to aggregate classroom data, check to see how individual students are doing , and make decisions about reteaching by looking at a computer monitor. Imagine that you can examine these data and[…]

My Early STEM Years, K-6

By Suzan Mullane. As an educator in the Anchorage School District, I spent part of my teaching tenure, with grades K-6th. Great memories, particularly science memories! But I admit I was spoiled. I had the opportunity and luxury to use the FOSS Science System developed by The University of California, Berkley. Anchorage School District (ASD)[…]

The Pursuit

I have been focused recently on best practices in education and have been reflecting on some of the teachers and schools that have excelled.  I remember about a decade ago when Edutopia described a teacher from Everett, Washington who was working with her students on architectural projects.  This was shortly after NCLB came out, and[…]