Santa Fe Writing Project

Lee Ann Lyons Featured Project

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Lee Ann Lyons, Consultant, Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership This summer the Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership partnered with Santa Fe School District by offering a summer institute on the teaching of writing. Twenty teachers and two facilitators came together in a single meeting room that was transformed from a non-descript meeting room into a small … Read More

Lee Ann LyonsSanta Fe Writing Project

A New Transformative Partnership

Linda Henke Featured Project

Members of Ferguson-Florissant Leadership Team, Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership, and the Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership setting goals for the first year of the Transformation Project.

Members of Ferguson-Florissant Leadership Team, Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership, and the Santa Fe Center for Transformational School Leadership setting goals for the first year of the Transformation Project.

Linda HenkeA New Transformative Partnership

Guatemala Literacy Program

Linda Henke Featured Project

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The Guatemala Literacy Program that Linda Henke developed two years ago is going strong. Our first year results demonstrate solid success. We pre and post tested all students using EGRA, an international literacy test, and were delighted that at the end of seven months, our first grade readers demonstrated third grade reading skills. The results pleased the Guatemala Minister of … Read More

Linda HenkeGuatemala Literacy Program

Protocols and Learning at La Scuola, Miami

Ashley Cadwell Featured Project

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In April I spent my birthday with our colleagues at La Scuola in Miami.  They gave me one the nicest presents I’ve ever received: a truly inspiring day of telling the stories of their work with their children this year.  They are a remarkable team of educators.  As Louise and I were packing up, I commented to Barbie Perez, their … Read More

Ashley CadwellProtocols and Learning at La Scuola, Miami

Developing a Vibrant Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Program in Caracas, Venezuela

Linda Henke Featured Project

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For a week in October, I joined the faculty of la Escuela de Campo Alegre, an amazing international school in Caracas, Venzuela. While there, I worked closely with the early childhood staff to help them develop their focus on the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education. The week-long institute was an intense interactive experience that resulted in a great deal of … Read More

Linda HenkeDeveloping a Vibrant Reggio Emilia Early Childhood Program in Caracas, Venezuela

Transforming Learning with Technology

Bob Dillon

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There are small moments with big purpose in our work to transform education. Sometime you know when they are coming, but at times they come serendipitously. No matter how they come, they are the moments that allow us to push through the hard days of our work and bring learning to life. One of these moments happened recently in my … Read More

Bob DillonTransforming Learning with Technology

Creating a Literacy Program for Students In Guatemala

Linda Henke

Students playing with the XO tablet.

The project in Guatemala began two years ago when members of a not-for-profit group in St. Louis called The Global Learning Exchange contacted me about creating an after-school program that would support the work of the Minister of Education in Guatemala. The Minister was focusing her attention on the frustrating failure of young children learning to read in the 33,000 … Read More

Linda HenkeCreating a Literacy Program for Students In Guatemala