Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Get Your Blues On- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 4th graders studying The Great Migration through the Blues, joining history with poetry, music, and visual arts. 


Get Bent
Get Bent: Illuminating Standards Video

“When life throws you a curve, sit on it.” At least this is what senior students did at High Tech High in San Diego, CA.


Analyze alignment of lessons and curriculum with Common Core

EQuiP Student Work Protocol

This protocol uses student work to check for alignment of lessons and curriculum with standards.


Mohammed and the Number Genie
Mohammed and the Number Genie: Illuminating Standards Video

What would it look like if we had a project that made students want to persevere? What even makes them want to persevere?


Revitalizing Rochester- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about students' interdisciplinary civic project effecting real-world change in Rochester, NY.


Learning Targets
The Who, What, and Why of Learning Targets

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to learning targets.


This Is Why I Cry- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about an 8th grade project that imagines the life of a slave in a fictional but historically accurate piece with a strong voice. 


Water Quality
Water Quality and the Future Use of Loon Pond: Illuminating Standards Video

The Springfield Renaissance School is a unique public district school in urban Springfield, MA.


Kindergartners as Experts

Kindergartners celebrate their learning from a year-long study of birds.