If you are having trouble viewing this email, view it on our website


Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

Making Ken Burns-style Civil War videos

making Ken Burns-style Civil War videos

Ken Burns’ epic nine-part documentary on The U.S. Civil War ranks among the most powerful teaching videos available to explain the unexplainable to middle schoolers.

At Edmunds Middle School in Burlington, Vermont, students in grades 7 and 8 had the opportunity for making Civil War videos like Ken Burns when a trove of authentic Civil War letters turned up at their school one day…

THIS WEEK'S NEWS

Find an authentic audience for student-made PSAs

Find an authentic audience for student-made PSAs

Once your students have made their PSAs, what's the best way to made sure they find an authentic audience? Check out how you can connect with local access tv and radio, other classrooms, community partners and civic leaders and get your students' messages out there.


April 1 #vted twitter chat recap: PBGRs

#vted twitter chat recap

Last Wednesday, April 1st, the #vted twitter chat discussed proficiency-based graduation requirements. Check out what your fellow Vermont educators had to say on the subject, and find out why South Burlington High School principal Patrick Burke was taking selfies during a school board meeting. The next #vted twitter chat takes place this Wednesday, 4/15 from 8-9pm. 

Learning to parent as an educator

learning to parent as an educator

Meredith Swallow grapples with family engagement from the educator perspective and from the parent perspective: "Last night I started singing The Little Green Frog – my daughter immediately stopped me to say, “No, Mommy, that is a school song.” Right now I like the clear distinction between school and home. How do I want to engage in my own daughter's learning?

connect with us:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • youtube
  • Google Plus


Explain Everything explained

















































The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education is supported by funding from the
Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation