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Gallery Walk 2019: A Virtual Student Showcase

Live-Action Artifacts On May 22, students at both Quest Forward Academies in Omaha and Santa Rosa participated in the 2019 Gallery Walk, the first such event of its kind. This virtual event, held as a real-time video conference,... Read More

Gaming the System: Finding Ways to Make Learning Playful

Though playfulness in itself seems to have an organic quality, creating playful learning experiences does not come naturally. Our work strives to create playful learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. ... Read More

The Un-Schooling of Mentor Jordan Bulger

As a first-year mentor, Jordan sees little distinction between his role and that of his students. A lifelong learner with numerous graduate degrees, he celebrates the mentor-student collaboration.... Read More

Walking the Talk: Mentoring the Essential Habits

At Quest Forward Academies, mentors help students foster a growth mindset through the continual monitoring of habits in the classroom, the use of habit language in mentor-student interactions, and in the meaningful assessment that... Read More

The Road Forward: Beyond High School

A distinguishing characteristic of Quest Forward Academy is a relentless discussion of mindset, habits, and skills. OE believes these characteristics will help students in college, work, and beyond. ... 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

Customizing the Classroom: Differentiation in Quest Forward Learning

We know it is not easy to create a flexible, differentiated learning experience for all students, but Quest Forward Mentors play an instrumental role in helping students set and achieve their goals. ... Read More

Testing the Waters: How the Exploration Phase Serves Students

The Quest Forward Learning curriculum is divided into three phases: Foundation Phase, Exploration Phase, and Transition Phase. These phases reflect the learning and development that occurs during students’ secondary-school education.... Read More

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