Disrupting Inequity: Having Brave Conversations About Bias

This toolkit was designed to help school communities have facilitated conversations about race, bias and prejudice. It features three 90-120 minute facilitated sessions. Sessions are centered around a reading or video with follow-up conversation. Sessions include: Understanding Bias Historical Perspective About Race in America How Does Bias Manifest in Our School? The kit includes a… Read More ›

LearnNext: Culture and Environment

Culture and Environment is a course that examines the learning culture and environment needed to support the development of learner agency. Topics include motivation, resource access, digital divide, routines and practices, feedback, and tolerance. LearnNext’s Learner Agency courses were co-designed as a partnership between the Learner Agency experts at Jobs for the Future and 2Revolutions.… Read More ›

LearnNext: Pedagogical Approaches

This course focuses on the changing role that educators play as they implement pedagogical approaches that promote learner agency. Specifically, participants will define learner-centered learning, differentiate between learner-centered and teacher-centered learning, assess their own learner/teacher-centered behaviors, explore case studies and pedagogical approaches that support learner agency, and select a new pedagogical practice to incorporate into the classroom.… Read More ›

What is Flipped Learning

In this short presentation, a classroom teacher introduces the flipped learning approach to fellow teachers. It includes a discussion on four pillars of an effective flipped classroom and examples of the schedule of activities in this type of classroom. The presentation focuses most on intentional content, with tips on how to help students learn the… Read More ›

Students at the Center: TEDx Talk

This film, from Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s CEO Nick Donahue speech at TEDx Beacon Street, questions why our education system designed as if it’s 1915? Rather than a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to education, schools need student-centered strategies to help learners reach their highest potential. Source Organization: Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Smart Parents Want Powerful Learning

This iNACOL presentation by Tom Vander Ark, Carri Schneider, Mary Ryerse, and Bonnie Lathram provides tips and action steps (from a variety of sources) for parents interested in understanding more about their children’s education. Source Organization: Getting Smart Visit the Resource

The Basics of Differentiated Instruction

This presentation, presented as the 2003 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Summer Conference on Differentiated Instruction, Chicago Illinois, gives an overview of differentiated instruction based mainly on the work of C.A. Tomlinson. Highlights include a visual representation and lists of specific instructional strategies to support students of varied readiness, interests, and learning profiles. It… Read More ›

Aligning Competencies with the Common Core

This video from CompetencyWorks and iNACOL is a webinar about how Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA), a school designed to serve over-age and undercredited students, aligned their competencies to the Common Core State Standards. The video also elucidates how BDEA has fine-tuned its practices to accelerate learning for students with a wide differentiation of skills and… Read More ›

Tackling the Challenges of Rural Community Partners

This webinar began with a brief presentation about rural community organizing from Dr. Mara Tieken, assistant professor of education at Bates College. Then, the leaders of three rural community organizations – Richard Witt, executive director of Rural and Migrant Ministries in upstate New York; Helen Johnson, founder of Citizens for a Quality Education of Holmes… Read More ›

Working Together to Make Meaningful Parent Engagement

The goal of this webinar was to think through the roles of different education stakeholders in developing opportunities for parents from historically marginalized communities to meaningfully engage in school reform. Using her new book, A Cord of Three Strands, as a framework, Dr. Soo Hong from Wellesley College presented a new approach to parent engagement in… Read More ›

Starting Community-based Organizing Efforts Around Education

Lewis Finfer, the director of the Massachusetts Communities Action Network , and Camelle Scott-Mujahid, the director of Teach Our Children in New Haven, CT shared their experiences with education organizing. The goal of the webinar was for participants to get a better sense of what areas of work to prioritize in order to build organizing capacity,… Read More ›

Student Ownership through Transparency

This powerpoint presentation provides an example of how educations at Boston Day and Evening Academy are using an assessment system. The presenters shares on how Boston Day and Evening Academy sift to a competency/proficiency- based system leading to a more engaged student body. Source Organization: Boston Day and Evening Academy