While everything else in education in shifting away from teacher centered environments, why shouldn't the old parent/teacher conferences get a face lift too?
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March 27, 2015
February 23, 2015
Secondary and postsecondary students should have cost-free access to a personal companion to the school's learning management system, a business to consumer (B2C) LMS that is a private portable profile. The B2C LMS companion would have goal-setting functionality, a cloud-based portfolio system, and links to social media.
February 16, 2015
What is the function of a student report card? What does it seek to communicate? How effectively do most student report cards share information about individual student achievement? What if we rebranded our communication loop? What would that look like?
March 17, 2014
The Mooresville Graded School District recently adopted requirements for four large scale multimedia projects in 3rd, 6th, 8th and 12th grade. Beginning next year, students would add products from these projects to their digital portfolio.
November 01, 2013
It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).
August 14, 2013
Underlying the shift to blended and student-centered environments is the transition from marking seat time to tracking learning. In competency-based environments, students show what they know and they progress when they've demonstrated mastery.
July 31, 2013
Last week I visited GPS Education Partners, a high school manufacturing apprenticeship-based program near Milwaukee. For more than a dozen years, with support from Generac and the Kern Family Foundation, the 21 month full time program has blended classroom studies with work in a manufacturing facility.
May 29, 2013
How do schools create the ideal learning organizations -- for young and old alike? Doctoral student (and former teacher) Zac Chase has some ideas.
May 23, 2013
In this era of the school turnaround, what should a struggling school be turning into - and how can we know if it's working? Sam Chaltain has some ideas, but they would require a sea change in how we think about assessing whether or not students are learning.
December 11, 2012
What will next generation districts do well? In the last week I've had the opportunity to discuss that question with hundreds of school board members and superintendents.