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The Transformative Centering of Student Voices

Student researchers in YARI examined themselves within the education system to guide their research questions. Learn about the impact.

Published: August 2, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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IMPACT: Learning Edition

IMPACT: Learning Edition is a board game that uses futures thinking to help you imagine and think critically about changes...

Published: July 28, 2021
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Human-Centered Learning and Student Agency: “Think Big, Start Small and Act Fast”

Authentic, impactful, goal-oriented learning experiences require ongoing collaboration and guidance from educators.

Published: July 21, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Where Do We Go From Here? Navigating Our Current World of Learning

What can education communities learn from COVID, and what are actionable strategies for education leaders to use? Here are some...

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Why You Don’t Want a Return to Normal This School Year

Our children have faced unprecedented disruption in their lives and in their learning. They deserve something better than an awkward...

Published: July 8, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
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Hands-on Work and Team Effort: Pandemic Learning at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

The pandemic provided an opportunity to try something learner-centered and new – and staff don’t think they’ll ever go back.

Published: July 5, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Evidence of Learning: How States are Rethinking Instructional Time and Attendance Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking instructional time and attendance policies in the COVID-19 era

Published: June 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota: What We’re Learning

What we’re learning in North Dakota from our new approach to evaluation

Published: June 23, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
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Developing a Learner’s Mindset in Third Grade

How a mindset shift is helping students build problem-solving and risk-taking skills – even in the middle of a pandemic

Published: June 16, 2021
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Empowering Youth with Systems Thinking

Explore the ways in which youth use systems thinking tools to see the big picture and address community problems.

Published: June 7, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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Where Human-Centered Learning and Personalized Learning Intersect

Human-centered learning requires that we consider the individual – their needs, interests and lived experiences – when designing for education.

Published: June 3, 2021
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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A Need to Evolve: The Impact of Strained Education Systems

What tensions are straining education systems? Explore impacts on learners with disabilities, funding allocation and the educator workforce.

Published: May 27, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning, Impact and Improvement
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Innovations in Research: How We’re Approaching Evaluation Differently in North Dakota

How we're approaching evaluation of personalized, competency-based learning communities in North Dakota with innovation in research

Published: May 24, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
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Student Feedback and Reflection: Essentials in this Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Classroom

Building opportunities for student feedback into the learning process means students are learning from each other, not just their teacher.

Published: May 13, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Authentic Relationships Wanted: A Human-Centered Approach to Systems Change

Dr. Shelley Zion, Faculty Director of the PEER Lab, share her insights for how to engage in meaningful community engagement.

Published: May 10, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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How Public Schools Can Grow Stronger out of Strained Systems

COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted and changed school systems. What does this look like and how can policymakers help?

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Local Learning Festival Aims to Amplify Youth Voices

Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days provides a wide variety of activities, in many cases helping youth recognize and develop voice.

Published: May 3, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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Bringing Justice and Equity into Education

Gregg Seaton and Jason Swanson discuss contested power and how education leaders can help rethink systems and stakeholders.

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Centering Black Voices and Shifting Power: An Interview with the Black Mothers Forum

Janelle Wood from the Black Mothers Forum talks with us about how policy can help empower communities of color and...

Published: April 29, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Equity, Education Policy
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Relational Competencies: Building Skills Imperfectly

Dig into relational competencies, one of the four strategies in Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems.

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How One Math Teacher is Building Student Ownership in the Classroom

Student reflection, self-checking and conferencing ensure this middle school teacher has what she needs to meet students where they are.

Published: April 22, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota: What We’re Hoping to Learn

Three years in and we’re working to collect the data and create the insights to shift systems to be more...

Published: April 20, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
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Redefining Instructional Hours to Promote Systemic Innovation

To allow the district to implement new learning-centric strategies effectively Mahtomedi Public Schools needs to remove barriers, including redefining instructional...

Published: April 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Learning as a Lifelong Personal Practice

As she models her own lifelong and lifewide learning, Katherine Prince digs into an essential vision element from Envisioning Human-Centered...

Published: April 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture