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Moving Beyond the 4 Myths of Maker Education


This article examines the ways in which maker education is student-centered. At it’s heart, maker education supports the belief that children… Read More »

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Eastern Carver County School District Learner-Centered Resources

Eastern Carver County School District

The resources below illustrate the work being done in Eastern Carver County School District, Minnesota to promote learner-centered education: This… Read More »

blog | January 25, 2019 | by Deborah Jewell-Sherman

NMEF Board Member Deborah Jewell-Sherman Shares Her Perspectives on the Foundation’s Equity Journey

We had the chance to sit down with Nellie Mae Board Member Deborah Jewell-Sherman, who is the Gregory R. Anrig… Read More »


Building Public Awareness: Framing That Works Explaining Complex K-12 Initiatives to the Community

Whatever the educational challenge—improving assessments, personalizing learning environments, or advancing equity—public thinking plays a role in the solution. And the… Read More »

blog | January 18, 2019 | by Helen Beattie

Four Feet on the Ground: The Youth-Adult Partnership “Teeter-totter Effect”

The personalization of learning requires the relationship of students and teachers to shift to partnership and shared responsibility. Educational change… Read More »


Programming for Personalization: Using Computer Science Resources in Support of a Student-Centered Learning Environment


This e-guidebook provides a set of resources and strategies to help educators empower students to build digital literacy and computational… Read More »


Can Restorative Practices Improve School Climate and Curb Suspensions?

Adam Harris

This report from the RAND Corporation looks at restorative practices. Many feel restorative practices can empower students by changing how… Read More »


Frequently Asked Questions about Social-Emotional Learning


This FAQ provides a quick overview of SEL. It examines the definition of SEL and answers some basic questions about… Read More »


AASA National Conference on Education

The National Conference on Leadership, sponsored by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is a chance for superintendents to come together… Read More »


Productive Problem Finding

Frank LaBanca

This resource developed by Distinguished Fellow alumn Frank LaBanca is designed to introduce “problem finding” as a tool for student-centered… Read More »

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