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Adventures in Artifacts: Building to Learn

For most people, the term “artifacts” may conjure images from the Indiana Jones movies. But artifacts are part of everyday life for Quest Forward Learning students. They are the products students create while completing quests.... Read More

Frame Work: Building Context into Quests

Quests need to be able to stand on their own, providing mentors and students with the information and context they need to safely and critically complete them. Designing quests is a nuanced, complex process, which requires designers... Read More

Quest-Based Planning: Putting Theory into Practice

The Quest Forward principles, while broad in theory, give detailed guidance on how to create meaningful, transformative learning. They help quests transition from theory into practice; direct instruction into active, engaged learning;... Read More

Quest Walkthrough: Be Careful What You Like

Through the exploration of this quest, students not only develop the skill of summarizing complex phenomena by exploring their personal social media and the impacts on market economy, but they also practice how to share such concepts... 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

Building a Course: The Skills Framework

OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach. ... 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