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Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation often means finding new ways to make better use of resources that already exist in our communities. A new initiative to connect schools and libraries was just the right catalyst to enhance family engagement. The New York Public Library (NYPL), which has 88 neighborhood branches across The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, was one…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Family Involvement, Active Learning
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Harkins, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Active involvement of multiple stakeholders is vital to ensuring effective implementation of education innovation. The ground-breaking collaboration described in this article addressed barriers to education through effective cross-sector collaboration among civil society, business, and government stakeholders.
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Innovation, Cooperation, School Business Relationship
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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Chatterjee, Kanad – Childhood Education, 2018
As we work around the globe to innovate solutions to a variety of education challenges, the next step in innovation is to improve our ability to share and access information about these solutions. Clearly, communications technology will have an important role to play. In this article, the CEO of Learnmet describes the approach his organization is…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Access to Information, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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White, Deirdre – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, the United Nations ratified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, several of which concern education. Much of what is targeted for education follows from what has yet to be achieved per the Millennium Development Goals 15 years ago. The top three education priorities per the UN's Global Education First Initiative are: put every child in…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development
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Loraque, Julia – Childhood Education, 2018
The Development Impact Bond (DIB) is a pioneering new way to encourage private investors to fund international development projects that is 100% focused on the outcomes achieved. Instiglio, a non-profit, Results-Based Financing advisory organization, is providing technical assistance to organizations during the design of these instruments and is…
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Educational Innovation
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Cuilla, Kristin; Garnier, Jude – Childhood Education, 2018
Ensuring that the benefits of education innovation reaches our students often requires bringing a culture of change into our education systems. Here, New Tech Network describes the work they do to provide support for efforts to bring change at the school district level.
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Benefits, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Parry, Louka – Childhood Education, 2018
In order to bring the benefits of new education approaches, strategies, and tools to classrooms around the world, we need champions of innovation to blaze the path and serve as role models of creativity and exploration. Teachers are uniquely positioned to serve in this critical role.
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Role Models
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Kim, KH – Childhood Education, 2018
When we consider the ultimate goal of bringing innovation to our education programs, a key consideration is whether or not we are helping our students themselves become innovative, creative thinkers and actors.
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Innovation, Creative Thinking, Educational Environment
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Brosinsky, Larissa; Georgis, Rebecca; Gokiert, Rebecca; Mejia, Teresa; Kirova, Anna – Childhood Education, 2018
The pressing needs of populations with unique challenges, such as immigrants or refugees, often stimulate important innovation in development of educational techniques and resources. This article highlights the RAISED between Cultures model, a conceptual framework for understanding children's experiences holistically and promoting intercultural…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Biculturalism, Barriers
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Stern, Oriana – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is a pivotal aspect of education and critical for economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Innovative programming that taps into culturally relevant local resources can increase literacy and strengthen social-emotional skills. This article describes the work of LitWorld, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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McCarty, Jeanne; Ford, Vanessa; Ludes, Joe – Childhood Education, 2018
Sometimes taking innovative approach to learning means changing the venue. Traditional schooling takes place within walls, but an outdoor environment offers significant benefit in terms of learning through experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Gardening, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation
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Liebtag, Emily – Childhood Education, 2018
Personalized learning offers instruction that matches students' learning preferences and specific interests. Taking innovative approaches to engaging with students' individual contexts and interests through place-based education can be particularly meaningful. Place-based education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Place Based Education, Internship Programs, School Business Relationship
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Rhea, Deborah; Bauml, Michellle – Childhood Education, 2018
Others' success can be a powerful motivation to innovate, which sometimes means finding new ways to return to beneficial activities. Finland's academic success has prompted many to explore that country's policies and practices, particularly regarding providing opportunities for children to enjoy more unstructured play.
Descriptors: Success, Play, Holistic Approach, Recess Breaks
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Hally, Tara; Sinha, Kirin – Childhood Education, 2018
SHINE for Girls, a nonprofit with the mission of empowering young women to value their own potential and capabilities within STEM fields, employs a unique curriculum that blends math with dance. They were selected as part of HundreED's 100 Global Education Innovations for 2017. In this article, Tara Hally, Director of Programming, and Kirin Sinha,…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, STEM Education, Dance Education
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