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December 21, 2017

A Student's Most Important Lesson: Learning How To Learn

To prepare students for a lifetime of learning, empower them with choice in how they consume and learn content.

December 01, 2017

Unstoppable PD

3 key formative ideas for teacher professional development to prepare students for tomorrow in the context of a deeply historical societal problem: generational poverty.

November 09, 2017

Adults Need Space, Time, and Encouragement to be Lifelong Learners Too

Educators often fail to model the lifelong, passionate learning we so desperately try to impart to our students. We simply don't have the time or space to make it happen. At Distinctive Schools, we are committed to deep, relevant, personalized learning for all learners ...including the adults! We strongly believe that to truly instill the value of lifelong learning in our students, we must model this at every level of our organization.

November 08, 2017

Innovation Equity

People all over the country, and world, are working on the same education issues. To address them efficiently and effectively, we need to share out, listen, learn, and collaborate. We need to work together to push one another's thinking. At the Boston Public Schools Office of Innovation we are consciously making an effort to break down these silos.

October 20, 2017

Mighty in Presence: The Teacher Innovator at Work

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we caught up with Christina, her principal, Kevin Gardner, and Scott Fuller, next generation learning coordinator for Colorado Springs School District 11, to talk about her work as a champion for innovation at Doherty, and the integral part she and other forward-thinking educators play in D11's implementation of next gen learning.

October 19, 2017

Teaching & Learning is an Open Book at Turner Middle School

At Turner Middle School, we are opening our classrooms for principals, teachers, and district level administrators across Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado, to come in and "see" what we put into practice each and every day. We are able to share our struggles and successes with personalizing instruction and building a competency-based education system K-12.

October 18, 2017

Curriculum, Defaults, and Equity

Schools across the country have an equity problem. The variation across schools isn't random. The students in the poorest neighborhoods are often getting the least challenging tasks. It's an issue happening in classrooms in nearly every town, state, and even in other countries. Can this equity gap be addressed?

October 12, 2017

I Am a District Leader and I Need a Coach. So Do You.

Successful business leaders with notable names like Branson, Gates, and Jobs have all gone on record to say that surrounding yourself with people who will push you is critical to an organization's growth. So why, in education, is there still a stigma to coaching?

October 11, 2017

Micro-credentials: Radical Personalization of Professional Development

We set out to pilot micro-credential program. Our driving question? What impact can micro-credentials have on professional learning in Rhode Island?

September 26, 2017

Recruiting Teachers for Personalized, Competency-Based Schools

The success of any school model depends on the people who implement it. One school organization looks at how teachers make decisions when hiring for its personalized, competency-based model.

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