Over a decade ago, Lindsay Unified School District in California set out on a path to transform learning by adopting a performance-based system. How has the district sustained this kind of change over time?
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August 30, 2018
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
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August 22, 2018
We've created The Modern Classrooms Project, a nonprofit organization that supports our blended, self-paced, mastery-based approach to teaching and learning. This summer, we brought eight teachers of different courses together for a week of self-directed professional development. Here's what happened.
August 20, 2018
Without leaders who are actively supporting our most innovative educators through the investment of resources like time, professional learning, and coaching, we run a high risk of our best teachers feeling as if their efforts are being trivialized.
July 31, 2018
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 20, 2018
This Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning is devoted to the concept of social capital and its implications for educators.
July 17, 2018
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