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 ›

Resource Round-Up: Talking About the Attack on the Capitol

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The following resources are designed to help educators have critical conversations about the attack on the Capitol with their learners, peers and within their communities. Resources to help your students Resources for Talking To Students About the Attack on the Capitol Children need a safe place to express their anxiety or worries and seek answers… Read More ›

10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Whether learning occurs in brick-and-mortar schools or in virtual environments, student engagement drives an impressive array of student outcomes. Eric Toshalis, Senior Director of Impact at KnowledgeWorks, uses research to present and explain ways educators can drive student engagement in their classrooms regardless of whether they are teaching virtually or in-person. Below is a list of resources… 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 ›

Resource Round Up: Competency-Based Education

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Stakeholders throughout the education field are asking how student-centered approaches might address inequities and challenges. Some schools already utilizing a personalized, competency-based approach have found the transition to remote learning less difficult, though the articles below make a case for adopting competency-based approaches during remote learning – and in the future. How to Use Online… 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 ›

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 ›

Glossary of Education Terms

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

Commons terms and phrases used when talking about personalized, learner-centered environments, as used in Educator Competencies A – E | F – J | K – O | Q – T | U- Z Anytime/Anywhere Learning Students have equitable opportunities to learn outside of the typical school day and year, and outside of the classroom… 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 ›