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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.

Learn more about becoming a partner school.

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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The 21st Century Classroom podcast

New on the blog:
Project-based learning and creative writing at The Edge

Tony, Anika and Isabel are all 8th graders who agreed to talk with us about where they are with their year-long projects. Tony, the novelist, covers the story arc behind his ongoing scifi fantasy series, Anika talks about the many administrative overhead involved in staging a play and Isabel explains why, in her film, you really can’t ask teachers what they do after school.

Especially Mrs. Gumbleberry.

Check out how these three students have interpreted project-based learning and creative writing in three very different ways.

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