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Curious about Curiosity?

Curiosity promotes spontaneous exploration, active learning, and inquiry. This is why Quest Forward Learning includes “Be Curious” as one of the six Essential Habits.... Read More

A Global Connection: Transitioning to Quest Forward Learning

Despite various differences, Quest Forward Academy Omaha Director, Mark Smith, and Mtakuja Secondary School Coordinator, Boaz Msechu, share a common goal: to successfully and thoroughly implement Quest Forward Learning in their... Read More

Student in the Spotlight: Bailee

Bailee Guggenmos is a first-year student at Quest Forward Academy Omaha. We performed a brief interview to see how she's adjusting to life as a Quest Forward student! ... Read More

Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.... Read More

Anatomy of a Short Course: Authority

The short course on Authority, part of the Quest Forward Learning Exploration Phase, draws on this rich topic to advance goals in English and Social Sciences. Students learn what authority is, investigate figures of authority, and... Read More

Meet Ed Vogel: Building Community with Words

As a new mentor this year at Quest Forward Academy Omaha, Ed Vogel is particularly attuned to how words empower students to communicate ideas and enable mentors to facilitate discussion. ... Read More

Customizing the Classroom: Differentiation in Quest Forward Learning

We know it is not easy to create a flexible, differentiated learning experience for all students, but Quest Forward Mentors play an instrumental role in helping students set and achieve their goals. ... Read More

Testing the Waters: How the Exploration Phase Serves Students

The Quest Forward Learning curriculum is divided into three phases: Foundation Phase, Exploration Phase, and Transition Phase. These phases reflect the learning and development that occurs during students’ secondary-school education.... Read More