One School’s Commitment to Equity Using Student-Centered Learning

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We know that within the past year lower-income families have been relegated to remote learning with inconsistent or nonexistent internet service, improper removal from special education services, lack of suitable WIFI-enabled devices, insufficient or nonexistent childcare, food insecurity and innumerable other challenges. Comparatively, wealthier families have in-person classes, higher diversion rates to private schools, availability… Read More ›

The Resources You Loved in 2020

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We can all agree 2020 was a difficult year. But it did bring many opportunities for change, and Students at the Center has been here to offer a guiding hand. We hope you’ve found at least one thing to help you build a more resilient, equitable future for your classrooms and schools. Here are your… Read More ›

Strategies for Making Human-Centered Learning a Reality

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Human-centered learning allows people to relate in new ways to education systems, society and the natural environment. In a recent publication, KnowledgeWorks introduces a bold, aspirational vision human-centered learning – for education that enables life-affirming experiences and outcomes for everyone involved in learning systems. The paper looks at the four essential elements of human-centered learning… Read More ›

A Roadmap for Student Self-Direction: Building Essential Skills for the Future

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The BEST Self-Direction Toolkit is a collection of resources for teachers to use in the classroom for instruction and assessment that focuses on self-direction. The toolkit includes the self-direction rubric, self-direction activities and targeted resources for teachers. All tools are designed by teachers and tested in the classroom. Who is the toolkit for? It’s for… Read More ›

Personalized Learning and Tech Equity Under COVID-19

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COVID-19 and the shift to remote learning, either full-time or part-time, have made such efforts even more difficult in many places. Too many students still do not have adequate access to Wi-Fi or digital learning devices to engage in meaningful remote or hybrid learning; opportunities to engage in professional development remain insufficient; and building academic… Read More ›

Resource Round-Up: Motivation and Remote Learning

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I bet that if you are reading this, you are teaching remotely at least some part of your week. Keeping students motivated and engaged in this new learning format is an ongoing challenge. Below are some thoughts from fellow educators and researchers to spark some ideas you can try in your virtual classrooms. How to… Read More ›

EdPalooza 2020

2020 has sounded an urgent call to action on behalf of students and their future. On December 1-3, 2020, Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd will host EdPalooza, a thought-provoking, action-inducing virtual convening for anyone and everyone who wants to have an impact in education. Our own organization, KnowledgeWorks, will be leading a session on the… Read More ›

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Environments

The Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching are designed to be a customizable tool to guide educator development.

The interest in personalized, learner-centered education builds from a powerful combination of economic, scientific, technological and egalitarian forces. Educators have a better understanding of what truly constitutes college and career readiness and why it should be the goal for all students entering an increasingly complex and global marketplace. Cognitive neuroscientists and other researchers have a… Read More ›

“A New Era of Learning: Futures Thinking for Education Programs”

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Prince’s session invites us to imagine new kinds of education structures, practices, roles, and programs that support the healthy development of young people, effective lifelong learning, and community vitality. Even as we navigate near-term disruption, five drivers of change are shaping what is possible for the future of learning. Explore how educators can keep their eyes… Read More ›

Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

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What happens when a networked improvement community focuses on student-centered math instruction and the struggle for equity as they try to become students of their students’ thinking? The High Tech High Graduate School of Education research team presented their findings from a field-leading 2-year study in which teachers engaged in to test, refine and spread… Read More ›

How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

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In order to foster engagement and motivation, online learning experiences need to be framed in a way that allows students to take ownership of their learning. This article explains ways teachers can make a big impact on student learning just by re-framing how they instruct their lessons and assignments. It offers an explicit example of… Read More ›