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June 09, 2016

K-12 Milestones: What Should Students Know and Be Able to Do and When?

A school board director asked us what the major milestones in K-12 are on a recent school visit, so here is a list created from several sources detailing what K12 students should know, be able to do and when.

June 01, 2016

Denver Public Schools Partners with KIPP Colorado for Student Success

As witnessed on a recent trip to Denver, the state's educational options are improving and getting much more interesting. Here are a few examples from schools we toured while there.

May 02, 2016

Chavez Schools: Where Grads Leave Ready to Make a Difference

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., we had a chance to visit Chavez Schools, where students are encouraged to develop a sense of agency and learn the skills of advocacy.

March 28, 2016

To Leaderboard or Not: The Art of Motivating and Monitoring Performance

While school leaderboards can help focus on achievement and the commitment to transparency for all students to witness, do they actually produce positive effects for struggling students?

March 23, 2016

Generic vs Coherent Teacher Prep

Graduate schools of education offer an assortment of courses that provide broad exposure to historical concepts in education and human development, yet are often divorced from practice.

March 07, 2016

Busting the Zip Code Curse with Blended Learning

Online learning holds great potential to transform rural education by ensuring that every student has access to great instruction.

March 03, 2016

Supporting ELL Students with Automated Writing Feedback

With recent English Language Learning enhancements, efficacy studies of writing feedback systems like Criterion, PEG, and WriteToLearn will be valuable to the sector.

February 08, 2016

12 On-Ramps for Personalized and Competency-Based Learning

It is challenging and controversial to convert an entire school system to a personalized and competency-based approach but you don't have to do it all at once. These dozen entry points provide places to start with limited investment and risk. With a few working examples in place, it creates local reference points and field trip opportunities.

January 19, 2016

Soon Devices Will Matter Less, In the Meantime Prioritize

There's no doubt that we have more devices in schools these days, but the bad news is there are often many different types, on different operating systems, with no real "plan" on how to effectively use them in classrooms. In this post, Scott Ellis of The Learning Accelerator shares five observations about the journey of innovation and what EdLeaders can do when they discover an EdTech mess.

January 18, 2016

A User Guide to Me: How Individual Learning Plans Power Personalization

Some Google execs publish A User Guide To Me to aid collaboration. Some learners in San Francisco share letters with their teachers about their learning preferences. Tom shares these tips and seven more on how to personalize learning.

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