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Three Ways to Scale Student-Centered Reforms in Your System

Since 2014, New Hampshire educators can meet academic accountability requirements through a statewide Performance Assessment for Competency-based Education (PACE) system. Aimed at capturing a more authentic assessment of content knowledge, educators have developed and scored …

Published: June 12, 2020

Topics: 21st Century Skills, Alternative Assessments, Competency Education

Story as Salve: The Impact of Sharing Lived Experience in Youth Voice Work

Photo Credit: Celia Herrera / URBN Brands I am so tired of being confused. All those years of knowledge, and still I lose. Is it C or B? Should I choose A or D? I second guess myself; …

Published: May 26, 2020

Topics: Equity and Diverse Learners, Student Voice, Student-Centered Learning

Not a Normal Convening but What’s Normal Anyway?

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative hosted its bi-annual grantee convening May 7-8. Our original plans were to meet in Philadelphia and visit with student activists and educators, but like so many of us are doing …

Published: May 13, 2020

Topics: Educational Research, Equity and Diverse Learners, Leadership

Ensuring Student-Centered Opportunities for All Students

I trust it is the hope of every principal that the educational debt Ladson-Billings refers to is resolved at the end of each academic year and that all students have achieved equitable learning outcomes. But …

Published: April 23, 2020

Topics: Community, Culture and Leadership, Engagement

What We Know about Successful Instruction in a Digital Environment

Earlier this week, I read this post on Facebook, and it got me thinking… Attention Parents: As we move closer to embarking on what is being called “remote teaching,” I am asking my Facebook friends to refrain …

Published: April 10, 2020

Topics: Curriculum & Instruction, Education Technology, Educators

Teacher Resources While Social Distancing

Empowering student-centered learning in new ways Never have my two worlds collided in such a big way. I have worked in education research for the last 20 years and spent the last several curating the Students …

Published: March 27, 2020

Topics: Anytime Anywhere, Authentic Learning, Community

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Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted education, forcing teachers and teacher educators into emergency, remote instruction. While there were noted challenges, there also were global success stories of innovation in preparing current and future teachers. This …

Published: July 06, 2020

Topics: District Leaders, Educators, Professional Development & Training

The Blended Learning Models that Can Help Schools Reopen

This article explores two approaches to blended learning that could be used in schools, providing a mix of in-person and remote learning. In particular, the article discusses flipped learning in which students watch videos of …

Published: July 06, 2020

Topics: Blended Learning, District Leaders, Educators

Fostering Connectedness in the Pandemic Era: Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

This report features policy recommendations to nurture students' connections to school to support both well-being and academic outcomes. Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the quality of students' relationships with adults and peers …

Published: July 06, 2020

Topics: Policy, Remote Learning, Social Emotional Learning

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