Two of the schools that we work with in St. Louis were just featured in an engaging blog called Learning Pond: Innovation in Education, Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century by educator and blogger, Grant Lichtman.
This fall, Grant is visiting 60 schools across the county where "leading educators are implementing serious change to meet 21st century challenges."
The blog post on Maplewood Richmond Heights features the Middle School and highlights work that is truly inspiring...the bee keeping project, the aquaponics fish tank that produces fish for the cafeteria, the working gardens, expeditionary learning, the exceptionally hard working and spirited faculty, the high achieving and highly engaged students...This school is the one that so impressed Ron Berger and Peter Senge, leading authors and thinkers who know the school well. Cadwell Collaborative is proud to be a part of the team at Maplewood Richmond Heights.
The post on The College School highlights the beautiful campus including working gardens, functioning streams and wooded areas developed as outdoor classrooms as well as a recently acquired 29 acre outdoor campus in Pacific, Missouri; the high value placed on creativity and innovation in the faculty and students and as a way of teaching and learning; the mission as it is lived and communicated in the school and in the community every day. The College School is one of two schools in Missouri to receive the 2012 Green Ribbon School Award. Louise is proud to have worked with the College School for 18 years and to continue to work with College School educators on innovative projects.
Thank you, Grant Lichtman, for your travels to and writing about exemplary schools who are creating the way of the future!