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Essential Habits Week: Two Campuses + Five Days = Focused Fun!

A large factor in the success of Quest Forward Learning centers on assimilating the six Essential Habits into work and life. To expose students to their importance at an even deeper level, Quest Forward Academies in Santa Rosa and... Read More

Anatomy of a Course: Music

Students engage in the music course by designing, building, and testing an instrument of their choice using a combination of math and science lessons. In this blog, quest designer, Lina Chopra Haldar, dives into the fundamental... Read More

Mission Possible: Finding the Right Resources

A quest is only as successful as how students and mentors interact and grapple with it. The resources that accompany a quest, therefore, are especially important. ... Read More

Quest Walkthrough: History of Bridges and Truss Bridge Design

As the quest designer for History of Bridges and Truss Bridge Design, Lina Chopra Haldar, PhD, was able to illustrate the interdisciplinary, project-based values of Quest Forward Learning while connecting geometry with physics. ... Read More

Duly Noted: Supporting Mentors and Students Through Quest Design

Between the Notes for Mentors and assessment questions in QuestMaker™, designers can more helpfully structure mentor engagement with students. Learners will greatly benefit from the work of their mentors and the quest designers who... Read More

Quest Walkthrough: Be Careful What You Like

Through the exploration of this quest, students not only develop the skill of summarizing complex phenomena by exploring their personal social media and the impacts on market economy, but they also practice how to share such concepts... Read More

Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.... Read More

4 Types of Quests: Discovery, Practice, Design, & Reflection

As Quest Forward Learning has grown to serve many different kinds of learning experiences, programs and organizations, and as we have built many different quests in the process, the need for four different quest types has arisen. ... Read More