About Us

Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education logoThe Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education facilitates and showcases examples of effective 21st century learning and edtech ideas for educators. Our contributing writers are educators and administrators with a passion for edtech and a willingness to innovate. We help educators make the most of emerging technologies to increase student engagement.

As part of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, we support the rollout of 1:1 internet-enabled devices to our partnering schools and provide funding for technology innovations within our cohort. We’re helping to move Vermont’s middle schools toward a technology-rich, student-centered outcome.

Examples of amazing edtech in Vermont:

We’re a part of the Middle Grades Collaborative and support the annual Middle Grades Institute conference. We’ve also support 21st century learning with the Tarrant Code Camp, a summer camp for students and educators to learn mobile app development, web and game development, robotics and computer art in concert with Vermont industry professionals. 

If you have a fantastic edtech project you’d like to see featured on our blog, please get in touch.

The Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education is supported by a grant from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation

Unless otherwise stated, all content on this blog is released under Creative Commons 4.0.


3 thoughts on “About Us

  • michelwechsler@gmail.com'
    August 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I was a Vermonter from 1980-1990. I am 65 now, and wish to be instrumental in popularizing important social solutions we need, into the mainstream. I believe making an independent film is a good vehicle, and an amazing catalyst for such an endeavor. Vermont is the best environment for quantum leap developments to take place.

    Specifically, there is a motor, of recent foreign development, that generates electric power, uses zero fuel, and emits zero pollution.

    I envision a group of children producing this film, by bringing together the political, industrial, and social influences to usher this totally clean and green energy production into being. I hope to seamlessly blend fantasy and reality, as a theatrical tool, to make this effort a mesmerizing semi-improv, docudrama.

    When the audience sits down to view this creation, they will be in the current paradigm. When the curtain comes down, the viewers will be altered, as they find themselves in the new epoch of pollution free energy production! I would like to create a production company, from which the school(s) will share in the revenues realized from ticket sales, and distribution revenues.

    This loosely described formula will serve as a vehicle for solving one issue after another. I will need a great deal of help, however, the resulting benefits derived, are of monumental importance to all of us and our collective future.

    The power of theater is greatly underestimated, and is therefor, neglectfully underutilized. I can be reached at 561 302-9595, michelwechsler@gmail.com. I will gladly come to you personally to elaborate, and authenticate my mission. An associate of mine is working with a Caribbean country to reengineer their power generation infrastructure, and can authenticate this technology.

    I cannot imagine a more poignant experience than having our kids play such a pivotal role in the advancement of civilization. Let’s make history! Thank you, Michel Wechsler


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