Three Lessons From New Hampshire’s Effort to Expand Deeper Learning

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In 2019, Aurora Institute released the new definition of competency-based learning. This seven-part definition was developed with extensive support from practitioners, researchers and leaders across the country. Image courtesy of Vander Els and Stack, 2019 This updated definition reflects a deeper understanding of key issues and developments in the field. This is certainly true for… 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 ›

Brown v. Board of Education Resources for Educators and Learners

Topeka, Kansas / United States of America - November 2nd 2019 : Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Exterior of building, eastern facade with main entrance.

In 1954, as a direct response to Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka combined multiple cases into one. The Supreme Court ruled, “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” thus ending segregation in schools. The first Black children to attend schools were met with extreme hostility. Georgia Public Broadcasting set up an… Read More ›

Red Summer of 1919 and Black Wall Street Resources for Educators

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Because textbooks usually leave out the massacres at Elaine, AR, and Tulsa, OK, we’ve provided resources for educators to help direct learners to interactive, immersive experiences if they can’t go in person or if they want to enhance their in-person experience. These resources feature curriculum guides and multimedia to help facilitate student-centered learning. Red Summer… 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 ›

Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action Resources

Resources for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, including lessons, teaching ideas, book lists and teaching guides.

This set of resources was compiled by DC Educators for Social Justice, a network of educators who seek to strengthen and deepen social justice teaching. In February 2020, DC area educators participated in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action. This site brings together all the resources from that week, including lessons, teaching ideas, book… Read More ›

Project Implicit

Project Implicit aims to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Project Implicit is a collaboration between researchers interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet. The cornerstone of their work is the Implicit… Read More ›

Unboxing Equity

Teacher2Teacher offers opportunities to share resources, learn from one another and solve big equity problems.

Teacher2Teacher is a community of teachers, for teachers. It offers opportunities to share resources, learn from one another and solve the big problems that only fellow teachers know how to tackle. This section of the website focuses on equity in education. It includes stories, reflections and advice from teachers wrestling with this huge issue. Teachers… Read More ›

Relationships Check

The Relationships Check is a tool to spark self-reflection and conversation among peers and within families. During social distancing, it can be hard to maintain deep relationships with young people. However, meaningful relationships with caring adults are critical to children’s wellbeing during this time. Parents, community partners, educators, or anyone working with youth, can take… Read More ›

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 ›

Educating All Learners Resource Database

This database was created to help schools ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practices for schools and educators. The site was created by an alliance of national education organizations committed to the success of students with disabilities. The database includes lists of tools, tricks and resources for… Read More ›

Remote Learning Readiness Survey

This free remote learning survey was designed to help districts understand how students, teachers, principals and parents are handling the transition to remote learning. It was developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and BrigthBytes, a company that provides data analysis for school improvement. It includes questions to solicit information from families,… Read More ›