Glossary of Education Terms

Get definitions and explanations of commons terms and phrases used when talking about personalized, learner-centered environments.

Common terms and phrases used when talking about personalized, learner-centered environments A – E | F – J | K – O | Q – T | U- Z Agency The initiative and capacity to act in a way that produces meaningful change in oneself or the environment. (Closely related terms: ownership, student-ownership) Sources: “Anytime,… 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.

This 2020 edition of Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Environments, created in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), is designed to serve as a customizable tool to guide educator development.The intent is to enable a growing number of teachers to implement and scale up a transformation of their classrooms into places… Read More ›

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

Connect 2020

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 ›

Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive

One fifth-grade teacher reflects on empowering students and the building blocks of culturally responsive teaching when remote.

This article explores what culturally responsive education (CRE) looks like during remote education. The article outlines the ways in which a fifth-grade teacher is building relationships and empowering students, important building blocks of culturally responsive teaching while teaching online. Teachers of any grade level can gain ideas from this article and from Teaching Tolerance’s website… Read More ›

Promise and Peril: Examining the Role of Ed Tech for Students With Disabilities

This report released by the National Center for Learning Disabilities poses the essential questions that must be asked when approaching ed-tech investments. The resource highlights both the challenges and opportunities presented by school closures and a shift to remote or hybrid learning models in response to COVID-19. It calls for action to ensure education technology… Read More ›

The Sciences of Teaching

In this Educational Leadership article, the authors discuss how the fields of neuroscience and psychology come together to shed light on what is known about teaching and learning. They look at ways knowledge from both fields provides insight into four commonly discussed scientific findings about learning. They explore the importance of growth mindset, linking new… Read More ›

Planning for Success in the Fall Starts with Personalization

In this article, the author makes a strong case for the need for personalization to address the wide range of student needs next year. He asserts that the great concerns around equity that have been brought to the surface and exacerbated due to COVID-19 school closures can only be addressed if educators can commit to… Read More ›

How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching

This article looks at the advantages of encouraging student agency during remote learning. It looks at the benefits to student engagement and deep level learning, social-emotional well-being, and school operations. School leaders and teachers will appreciate the tips to jump start learner agency in each of these three categories. Source Organization: EdSurge Visit the Resource