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Ventures Field Studies

What are Field Studies?

Part of innovation means sharing out and what better way to do that than storytelling. Here at Mount Vernon, innovation happens as small classroom hacks, larger redesigns and over time, widespread transformations.  We’ve been where you are and want to share our journey with you to hopefully inspire you to take that first step. Use these Field Studies to hear what’s possible.

 

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Featured Field Study

Three “Light Bulb Moments” Along My Journey Towards Competency-Based Education

Ah, grading. It’s the monkey wrench in every teacher’s schedule; a practice that consumes an inordinate amount of our time, contributing to a great deal of stress along the way. Yet, paradoxically, the freedom to cultivate our own grading systems can serve as a...
Competency-Based Learning: A Quick Start Guide

Competency-Based Learning: A Quick Start Guide

There’s a lot out now about competency-based education, but what are the practical steps to adopt CBE? Get StartedWe have been where you are. We can help. Our Process We create a customized strategy that outlines how to best guide you and your team on your...

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Protocols in the Classroom as Learning Strategies

Protocols in the Classroom as Learning Strategies

Protocols in the Classroom as Learning Strategies By: David Paperno Upper School Science In many of the classrooms at the Mount VernonSchool, learning protocols are implemented in order to help facilitate student learning, promote discussion, provide new insights, and...

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How Will You Make a Difference? – Scaffolding Impact

How Will You Make a Difference? – Scaffolding Impact

Q: How do you make a difference? A: By going out and doing something.The answer to the question might seem trite, but if you boil it down, it really is as simple as that. But when educators think about a charge to “help students make a difference”, the clarifying...

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Socratic Seminars in Science

Socratic Seminars in Science

Socratic Seminars in Science Teachers entering the classroom this year were met with many uncertainties that went along with teaching in a global pandemic. Perhaps one of the most important questions that many at Mount Vernon had was how will teachers and students...

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Eight Strategies for Building a Feedback Rich Culture

Eight Strategies for Building a Feedback Rich Culture

I spent a good part of this summer at our lake house in Wisconsin. When we first arrived, my two kids, 5 and 7 ran right to their secret hideout they built the previous year. They couldn’t believe their teepee was still standing, and yet they were not too happy to see...

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We create a customized strategy that outlines how to best guide you and your team on your transformation journey. This is an iterative process and works best with collaboration and feedback from you, the client.

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