Creative Corridor http://iowapublicradio.org en "Big" Ideas at an Innovative Iowa School http://iowapublicradio.org/post/big-ideas-innovative-iowa-school <p>Most high school classwork goes unseen after it’s graded, but a group of teachers in Cedar Rapids is trying to change that. Today on <em>River to River</em> - host Ben Kieffer takes a look at <a href="http://bigideasgroup.org/" target="_blank">Iowa BIG</a>. This group is a project-based school that gets students out of the classroom, working on projects with a lasting impact on the community... projects including investigations on so-called cancer-causing products, gender bias, robotic prosthetics, and wastewater treatment.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:29:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39515 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Big" Ideas at an Innovative Iowa School Creative Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creative-communities <p>Iowa's cultural and economic shift away from the family farm created <a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~ican/Papers%202006/braindrain122806.pdf">serious problems</a> for the state.&nbsp; It has also created opportunities for reinvention and creativity.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:39:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30966 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creative Communities