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June 30, 2017

Lead the Change

Learn how two schools in Vista, Calif. created a culture of leadership and change.

March 15, 2017

Planning for Sustainability: Focus on Equity

In this video, Rancho Minerva MS students share how their school is planning to help students…

December 1, 2016

Connecting Two Schools Through Challenge Based Learning

Two schools tackle a challenge based learning project together.

November 20, 2016

Recap: Learning Across the VILs Universe in September and October

Check out this recap of learning across Verizon Innovative Learning schools during September and October!

August 30, 2016

Commitments, Expectations, and Follow Ups

This school’s staff clarifies their goals and processes for the year.

June 30, 2016

Building Our Digital ‘Ohana

Building community between Vista, Calif. and Maui, Hawaii.

May 30, 2016

Connected Learner Profile: The Cinematographer

This student from Rancho Minerva is leveraging technology to create award-winning films.

May 30, 2016

Connected Learner Profile: The Music Producer

One of Rancho Minerva’s student storytellers creates his own music tracks for use in student films.

April 7, 2016

Best Buddies: Learning Together

Student storytellers partner with special needs students to teach them about photography and build friendships.

April 4, 2016

Student News Broadcast: Putting the Design Process to Work

A student news broadcast showcases the many ways one school is exploring the design process.

March 30, 2016

Exploring STEM in Action During Engineers Week

Students from Vista, Calif. explore innovative STEM technology during Engineer’s Week.

March 16, 2016

Always Available Access: At Home in Vista, Calif. and Evanston, Ill.

Two students from different parts of the country share how they’re using technology outside of school.

October 23, 2015

Strengthening Connections Through Home Visits

Teachers from Rancho Minerva Middle School in Vista, Calif. visited students’ homes at the beginning of…

July 14, 2015

Are You Opting In? These Students Are!

Students at Rancho Minerva Middle School are “opting in” this summer. They are able to take…

July 8, 2015

What Does It Mean to Be a Future Ready School? Ask the Students!

Rancho Minerva Middle School underwent a huge transformation during the 2014-2015 school year. With the launch of…

July 8, 2015

Why Every Student Should Be a Storyteller

Documenting and sharing stories is a huge part of the learning process. For students, being involved in…

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