Innovation in Education

K-9 STEAM School

Video: Acera’s Adventure Playground

There’s a lot to see and do on Acera’s adventure playground. Cables for balancing. Hammocks and swings erected anew by students. Trees for climbing, with treehouse platforms; pulley systems emerge, along with elaborate imaginative games. Wheelbarrows, shovels, rope… Read More

Managing election interest – and angst – at school

By Kim Machnik Any election year is a major event in the life of a school. At its best, an election is electrifying. It is an opportunity to witness the democratic process in real time, critically engage with… Read More

Acera’s Michael Hirsch named educator fellow for National Public Radio’s Science Friday

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership is proud to announce that Lab Sciences Specialist Michael Hirsch has been named an Educator Fellow for Science Friday, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to… Read More

Acera’s Pop Up School returns for 2020-21 school year

For parents looking for a substantive and engaging virtual learning option during the continued need for social distancing, Acera’s Pop Up School is a fully remote program open to all students in grades 4-10. Families may register for one… Read More

One response to the Covid crisis? A Pop Up School

By Courtney Dickinson  “It is Lord of the Flies, over here. I have a job, and I am not an educator.” “The assignments being sent by school do not engage my child. They don’t fit him, and they… Read More

How to stay connected during extended social distancing

Kids (and adults!) need to feel connected during this time of extended social distancing. Many of us are mourning the loss of gatherings, concerts, on-site classes, and other events that we love. These feelings are real and valid…. Read More

AceraEI offers free STEAM content during distance learning

For schools, teachers, and parents looking for free educational content during this period of distance learning, AceraEI is offering downloadable lessons for students in grades K-8. The content includes activities in life sciences, art, math, engineering, architecture, and… Read More

Five steps to successful remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson As schools nation-wide quickly transition to remote learning in response to COVID-19, many administrators, teachers, students and parents are experiencing distance learning for the first time. In addition to curriculum and content, schools must also… Read More

Parents as coaches: Tactics to support your child during remote schooling

By Courtney Dickinson @CourtneyofAcera What are best-in-class teaching tactics you can adopt – as the in-person adult – now that so many schools are converting to remote schooling? It will be tempting for all of us to replicate… Read More

Acera’s 10-hour flip turn to remote learning

By Courtney Dickinson At 10 pm Wednesday, March 11, Acera School’s board voted unanimously to move to a remote education model, effective immediately. With humility, I share steps and philosophies we employed for remote learning, hoping that this… Read More