Instead of just “looking up,” let’s look at one another

In this tech-centric world, we often sacrifice authentic and meaningful connections. However, as Jennifer Reinhardt explains, New Voice Strategies harnesses technology to our advantage to create a global community and offer “a powerful platform from which to support, connect, promote, and learn from one another.”

Chicago to Add Gym and Art Classes Recommended by VIVA Teachers Two Years Ago

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will require its students to have daily physical education. Two years ago, 600 CPS teachers participated in online VIVA Idea Exchange™ about how the district’s students spend their time in school. Among the six recommendations that came out of the Idea Exchange, two


Remaking Public Education in Pittsburgh

A group of 10 Pittsburgh citizens, representing educators, parents and community members, collaborated online to write Artisans and Inventors of a New and Brighter World: Remaking Public Education in Pittsburgh. The 41-page report, presented to Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane on Oct. 17, 2013, outlined five key recommendations and 25 actionable solutions for

Glenn Morehouse Olson

VIVA Teacher at Education Nation 2013 Teacher Town Hall

VIVA Teacher Glenn Morehouse Olson (VIVA Minnesota I) was featured on a Town Hall panel about teacher teamwork and collaboration with NBC Anchor Brian Williams and Jeff Duncan-Andrade. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Glenn teaches high school English, Journalism and Theater in rural St. Francis, Minn., while Jeff