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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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flexible physical learning environments

New on the blog:
Hack your classroom: flexible physical learning environments

Classrooms can be transformed into flexible physical learning environments through changes to 3 things: seating, schedule and student spangle. Yes, spangle.

The Nerdy Teacher took photos of his classroom and marked them up with Skitch and Evernote, to show how students were using — and not using different portions of the space. He used the photos to identify physical barriers between him and his students, and brainstorm ways to eliminate them and use the space more invitingly. He went and sat in some of the student desks so he’d know what his students were looking at.

 Check out how these Vermont schools and classrooms are customizing their space to meet learners' needs

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