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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Welcome to the future of Middle School

New: The Tarrant Foundation has announced another $5 million gift to the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education, increasing our annual budget to $1.5 million. The new funding will allow us to triple the number of Vermont schools we're able to serve.

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What We Offer

The Tarrant Institute provides a variety of services to help schools make the transition to engaging, technology-rich teaching and learning.

In exchange for their substantial commitment to a new vision for teaching and learning, we offer our partner schools intensive professional development, leadership preparation and planning, and small grants for innovative technologies -- all free of charge.

To the broader community, we conduct extensive research, evaluation, dissemination and outreach.

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Global travel and green screens

New on the blog:
Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

At Edmunds Middle School, in Burlington, two classes of 6th graders embarked on a new form of storytelling: Tellagami-smash! They combined their iPads with the free green-screen app Veescope to transport themselves or characters made with the Tellagami app to locations around the world.

Educator Laura Botte noted that it was remarkable how engaged and excited the students were by this project, including students who were normally less motivated by storytelling and writing exercises.

Some students also made iBooks with the Book Creator iOS app which you can download to your iOS device.

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