A collection of inspiration from us, our schools, and our partners.
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Headrush in Action
A Smarter Way Forward
Stafford champions a better way forward for rural students with increased opportunities and deeper learning with Headrush at the center.
JAG Partners with Headrush
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), a school-to-career program that supports young people of great promise, has partnered with Headrush.
Elevating Competency-Based Learning
Latitude High School shares its innovative, competency-based approach with members of the Michigan Co-op network of schools, including how Headrush supports these efforts.
Innovation in Action
Fostering Jagged People – For Science!
In his book The End of Average, Harvard University’s Todd Rose talks about how no one is average. Average is a statistical myth. We all have strengths and weaknesses, and evaluating talent based on a single number like a GPA or an SAT doesn’t work. In Rose’s terms, people are jagged.
Upgrading Your Advisory Program to Fit the Unique Needs of Your Learners
The pandemic has changed how we connect with students. With the recent mass-movement toward hybrid learning and respective opportunity gaps in access, there is an amplified need to connect more authentically with the young people we serve.
Why students need to know the benefits of active learning
Extensive research supports that students in active environments learn more than in passive, lecture based classrooms. Despite these findings, most institutions still follow traditional teaching methods.
Learning in Action
When Students Own Their Learning Experiences
Once students began to own their learning, Create your TED Talk gained momentum amongst the students and became an intellectual rite of passage, a part of our student-led learning culture for years to come.
Learner Initiated, Advisor Guided Scenarios
Learners lead project development and advisors guide project structure, add supplemental tasks and provide feedback along the way.
Embracing Guest Assessment
Bringing community experts into the assessment process from outside the school is easier than you think.
Learning is an experience. Social. Emotional. Multi-sensory. It took nothing short of a global pandemic to re-centre the educational discourse around this important premise.
Evolve your Learning Culture
Using HEADRUSH, Northwest Passage High School (NWPHS) is developing a way for staff members to track their professional development goals and relicensure requirements. Though still in its early stages, NWPHS sees a lot of potential for how this will improve professional development for their staff. This effort was recognized by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools Innovation of the Month.
Testimonials see all
Headrush is a game-changer for JAG students, who can use the platform to easily access projects, scholarships, job opportunities, employer connections and more. It’s also a valuable resource for JAG Specialists (teachers), providing a warehouse of ready-made content and a playlist of projects for them to utilize. That way, busy Specialists can spend less time developing content and more time engaging with their students.
Jenn Beal — Director of Education — JAG National
Our program at Avalon wouldn’t be possible without HEADRUSH-- HEADRUSH is responsive, intuitive, and helps students own their learning in real-time. The team at HEADRUSH has been wonderful to work with; Updates keep rolling out as direct responses to feedback from our students, and it has been so empowering for them to know that their voice matters.
Tim Quealy — Program Coordinator — Avalon
Kudos to the HEADRUSH crew! Every step of the way we communicate back and forth with the HEADRUSH team to see what’s new and how we can best integrate HEADRUSH. Our advisors are all very complimentary about how smoothly the students have transitioned to HEADRUSH.
Gigi Dobosenski — Advisor & Co-Director — Edvisions Off-Campus
What HEADRUSH has done for us is created a much more intuitive, user-friendly interface that can upload results and embed student work/research right within the platform... It keeps students on track, organized and simplified things in a sleek way.
Peter Wieczorek — Director — Northwest Passage High School
A highlight for our students has been how HEADRUSH allows them to see where they’re at with their learning targets and graduation requirements, along with the functions where both educators and students can exchange comments, and then the implementation of different types of project proposals. These are the features that really help students understand what they are doing on a big picture level.
Adnan Mackovic — Cohort 1 Principal — THINK Global School