21st Century, Creativity

A World Class Education in Idaho

Over the last 12 months, I have been fortunate to hear Sir Ken Robinson, Mike Rowe and Sal Khan speak in Boise thanks to the J&KAlbertson Foundation.  The Foundation is passionate about education and has been helping to fund education initiatives in Idaho for quite some time.  They do so to pay homage to the Albertson family values and to help grow the great state of Idaho.


One of the ways they are hoping to bring about this change is through the ID21 Awards.

On behalf of my school, Riverstone International, my colleague and I entered our Passion Project ( the Fifth Grade PYP Exhibition Unit) for consideration for the following award:

In addition to the questions asked by the Foundation, we shared our Passion Project website with them. We have moved through to the final round of nominees and are among the top 24 of entries submitted for consideration across the three award categories.

Next week, I will be working on establishing the Passion Project for Adults.  We want to experiment with the idea of pursuing our passions as adults.  For more information on what this might look like, take a look at the Passion Project website.  If you are interested in joining with members of the Riverstone community to pursue your passion in a supportive environment we would love for you to join us.  It would be fabulous to have people from outside our local community join in too = and thanks to the power of technology, this would be entirely possible! If you are interested, leave a comment below or email me.  More information will come next week!

In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for The Passion Project!

4 thoughts on “A World Class Education in Idaho”

  1. Sadly, didn’t get the grant 😦 Found out yesterday. Bummer. Still a great project though!

    1. Don’t worry about the grant. Although it would have been the icing on the cake, you have started something great by connecting to the ID21 awards. Be persistent and I am sure it will pay off. Have you heard of any kind of grants like this internationally?

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