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Learn how CCES’ approach helped enrich curriculum at middle schools across the country.
Creative Change supported the K-8 teachers in the River Rouge schools to use food systems and community health as a context for project-based learning. The approach increased achievement in language arts and math by up to 40%.
Baker High School: How a Contaminated “Brownfield” Inspired a Unique STEM Course, Motivated Students, & Increased Achievement
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gets real for high school students when they tackle the cleanup and redevelopment of a local contaminated property (a brownfield). We supported the district to deliver an innovative, project-based STEM course that engaged students as scientists, engineers and community decision-makers. Find out how this approach increased science outcomes and student motivation.
Like many urban schools, Ypsilanti (MI) Community middle school has grappled with increasing racial segregation, poverty, and low achievement. Instead of narrowing instruction to focus on test preparation, a team of teachers redesigned the language arts and history curriculum to focus on diversity and racial equity. Learn how this bold change helped improve student achievement on Common Core standards by up to 95%.
Creative Change’s stepwise instructional design process supported LPHS science teachers to create dynamic PBL unit “makeovers” aligned to NGSS. These makeovers reshaped inquiry to engage learners in questions of what’s at stake: Why do we need to know this? What stands to be gained or lost?
The future is a story yet to be written. How can curriculum empower students to become authors of a better world? Susan Santone shares her vision.