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September 14, 2017

Scaling Personalized Learning at Distinctive Schools: Going Slow to Go Fast

Scaling personalized learning can benefit from the lessons of early innovators, but investing the next group of educators in both planning and design is crucial.

September 12, 2017

Building Empathy With Extreme Users in the Classroom With Design Thinking

All kids are capable of knowing where they are academically and taking the steps to move forward in their education. A teacher's intent to glean from students what strategies they preferred for learning a new skill, practicing that skill, and then demonstrating their understanding of that skill leads to a new way for co-creating learning pathways with and for her students.

September 07, 2017

Little Kids, Big Ideas: Inspiring Project-Based Learning

Four practices help teachers design the kind of meaningful project-based learning that simultaneously reveals children's hidden talents and hidden genius and contributes to their community.

August 07, 2017

2 Pillars of Next Generation Schools: Communities of Learning Committed to Broader Outcomes for All

Two core elements point to what school can and should be in order to create lasting change in the lives of students.

July 25, 2017

We Need More Empathy -- Why it's Essential that We Craft Diverse and Collaborative Learning Environments

To teach software engineering, Flatiron School designed a pedagogy that supported the development of empathy, self-awareness, humility, and agency.

July 24, 2017

Fueling the Fire: Training for Leadership at Alpha Public Schools

After years of teamwork, reflection, and dedication to social-emotional learning and student leadership, Alpha Public Schools's Personalized Leadership Training has gone viral.

July 11, 2017

Fueling the Fire: In Kentucky, an Innovation that Honors the Past

An innovative rural school district is creating a community-based, authentic work experience in which students prepare for the future while honoring their community's past.

July 05, 2017

An Innovation Conversation in the Nation's Oldest School District

Two educators in Boston Public Schools discuss the challenges of and possible solutions for making the transition to an innovative school model.

June 26, 2017

Defining Personalization: Students As Agents and Teachers As Coaches

Three school examples show that personalization is most effective when students become active agents involved in determining what and how they learn.

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