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August 30, 2018

Leading Change in A Personalized Environment: Right from the Start

I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from many other schools as they've shifted to personalized learning. Every implementation is different, but crucial leadership decisions typically fall into these four areas.

August 29, 2018

Innovation Pathways: A Personalized Professional Development Approach

Learning should resemble a variety of unique threads -- passion, profession, innovation, and curiosity -- that make up the fabric of a holistic experience. To ask that educators create and maintain personalized pathways for students is to require that those same pathways are presented to educators.

August 27, 2018

Competency Without Compromise: Rethinking the High School Transcript

Learning design innovators have felt constrained by the traditional transcript. Fortunately, forward-thinking organizations are now collaborating with school-based innovators--and by working with networks of schools, districts, and systems, they're building an ecosystem in which deeper, personalized, and mastery-based learning can thrive.

August 15, 2018

The Gift of Portfolio Defense: A Parent's Perspective

In my work, I wholeheartedly believe in the power and efficacy of a portfolio defense model, and am genuinely excited to share it with audiences of educators, funders, and thought leaders. But until I had one of my own children attend an Envision school and witnessed his 12th grade defense presentation, my rallying cry for portfolio defense was professional, not personal.

August 13, 2018

Top Three Parent Tips for Making the Switch to Personalized Learning

As a middle school teacher, when I found out that my administration was going to pilot personalized learning for incoming middle schoolers, I knew it would be a good fit for our family.

August 09, 2018

Moving from Passive to Active Learning: Four Ways to Overcome Student Resistance

When we ask our students to adapt to a more complex, self-directed, self-regulated approach, we're often going against their very beliefs about how people learn. Here are four solutions to the most significant barriers to active learning.

July 31, 2018

Personal Learning: Perspectives from Schools, Districts, and the Community

As many U.S. school districts continue to struggle to reach the goal of implementing personal learning, it's helpful for educators and school leaders to have some exemplars that have already paved the way.

July 10, 2018

Problem-Based Learning: Preparing Students for the Race of Their Lives

What's the value of instruction that offers theory without valuable, hands-on practical experience?

July 02, 2018

Seeing is Believing Tour, Part IV

Personalized learning is no fad; students today know what is relevant to their needs. We've seen significant evidence that personalized learning is meeting students where they are, and then giving them the feedback necessary to help them develop to where they need to be--or want to be.

June 28, 2018

How Self-Pacing Improves Students' Academic Achievement and Self-Confidence

By requiring all students to work at a predetermined pace irrespective of their needs, we as educators make the proactive decision to value speed over mastery. The solution lies in developing a classroom model that empowers students to work at their own pace.

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