Jolene Zywica, Author at Opportunity Education

Author: Jolene Zywica

Why Being Curious Is Essential

Quest Forward Learning is intentionally designed to encourage and support students in being curious through activities such as the habits program and curriculum, quest-based curricula, projects and electives, the design of Quest... Read More

Our Extraordinary First Game

What can you do to become more curious? This was a central question we had in mind when developing content to support students in practicing Be Curious, one of the 6 Essential Habits focused on with Quest Forward Learning. Students... Read More

Adventures in Artifacts: Building to Learn

For most people, the term “artifacts” may conjure images from the Indiana Jones movies. But artifacts are part of everyday life for Quest Forward Learning students. They are the products students create while completing quests.... Read More

Skills Check: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat

Like a rearview mirror, the Skills Check feature, available anytime students work on courses and quests, helps students and their mentors gain awareness of where they have been and what they have learned, but also points to where they... Read More

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Setbacks

The ability to cope with setbacks, adapt, and then move forward in a productive way is key to having positive well-being and achieving professional success. Learn how Quest Forward Learning helps students develop this skill. ... Read More

2018: A Year of Learning

The year 2018 was the first time OE moved from a place of experimentation to seeing real impact both in the US and in Tanzania. Check out this blog to celebrate the major milestones and several organizational wins! ... Read More

Curious about Curiosity?

Curiosity promotes spontaneous exploration, active learning, and inquiry. This is why Quest Forward Learning includes “Be Curious” as one of the six Essential Habits.... Read More

The Power of Mindset

Quest Forward Learning encourages two mindsets: growth mindset and outward mindset, and students use these while learning, developing skills, fostering relationships, achieving in school, and succeeding in other areas of life. ... Read More