Resources

Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing so let us know what we should include.


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The Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheet Series

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

These four Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheets discuss RI state policies that support and/or limit the spread of student-centered learning practices, highlight… Read More »

Tool

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education

Education Elements and The Learning Accelerator

This guide was designed to help districts build support for personalized learning through the development of a communications plan to… Read More »

Report

Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs

Council of Chief State School Officers

This report from The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and The Aspen Education & Society Program outlines concrete… Read More »

Article/Blog, Case Study

Maine: Making the Most of High-Leverage Strategies

Chris Sturgis

This article provides an overview of the progress the state of Maine has made towards competency education. It outlines the… Read More »

Report

An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

Bruce Friend, Susan Patrick, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark

This report provides an overview of student-centered learning for families and community members, using parent-friendly language, short explanations, and many… Read More »

Article/Blog

Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers?

Katrina Schwartz

This article shares anecdotes and research to support the move towards micro-credentials for educators, a way to personalize professional development.… Read More »

Tool

Guide to the Competency-based Learning Survey for Students

Sarah Ryan and Joshua D. Cox

This guide includes the ‘Competency-based Learning Survey for Students’ and additional instructions to support its implementation. The survey was designed… Read More »

Case Study, Multimedia

Bronx Arena High School Multimedia Monograph

Sydney Shaef and Antonia Rudenstine

This multimedia monograph features Bronx Arena High School, an innovative, competency-based school serving historically marginalized youth in New York City.… Read More »

Webinar

Research Collaborative Seminar: Encouraging and Sustaining Competency-Based Learning Environments

The January installment of the Research Collaborative Seminar series features Paul Leather, New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Education, Research Collaborative… Read More »

Video

What’s the Deal with Proficiency Based Learning?

UP for Learning

This whiteboard presentation gives an excellent overview of proficiency-based learning for students, narrated by students. It outlines key reasons students… Read More »

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