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The Future Is Bright: Takeaways from SXSWedu 2019

The organizers of, and speakers and presenters at, SXSWedu 2019 helped demonstrate how bright the future can be.

Published: March 18, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
One Student’s Perspective on What She Wants for Her Future – and What That Means for Her Education Today

Jordyn Peake is a tenth grader who thinks about what she wants for her future every single day.

Published: March 12, 2019
Innovating Towards Learner-Focused and Human-Centered Education at SXSWedu

SXSWedu challenged attendees to innovate towards intense learner-focused and human-centered teaching and learning.

Published: March 11, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
What Happens When Second Graders Plan for the Future

Even second graders can set goals – and in a personalized learning environment, they feel empowered to reach them.

Published: March 5, 2019
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
Teachers Pursue Flexible Grouping to Better Support Second Grade Readers

Teachers took the initiative in this South Carolina elementary school to ensure all their students received the guided reading instruction...

Published: March 1, 2019
Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes in Minnesota

A proposed bill in Minnesota would allow schools and districts the flexibility to adopt a local plan to enact competency-based...

Published: February 28, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
Inclusive Design: Doing Better When We Have Representation from the People We Are Trying to Serve

Learn about two schools that were intentional and inclusive in their design process.  

Published: February 26, 2019
Topics: Education Equity
A Student and Teacher Explain the Value of Student-Centered Learning

A teacher and student from Grand Mesa Middle School explain student-centered learning.

Published: February 22, 2019
Extending Voice and Choice from School to Home

How can parents support good technology practices by reinforcing them at home?

Published: February 20, 2019
When You Know Better, Do Better: Four Ways to Start Making Your Classroom Student-Centered

Here are four practices teachers can implement in the classroom to help make learning more student-centered.

Published: February 19, 2019
Topics: Helping Teachers, Vision and Culture
Learner Profiles: What Are They, Why Are They Important and How Can You Get Started Co-Creating Them

Learner profiles can help teachers in course design and students to develop agency.

Published: February 15, 2019
Topics: 101, Helping Teachers
What Students Learn Versus What Teachers Teach

With personalized, competency-based learning, the focus becomes on what students are learning.

Published: February 12, 2019
Topics: 101
“Knowledge Without Context is Confusion”

When we help student engage with current events, we are planting the seeds for future civic activists.

Published: February 8, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
What Are the Basics of a Trauma-Informed Environment?

The basis of a trauma-informed environment is resilience.

Published: February 7, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
What Is the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Assessment and How Is It Used?

The ACE Assessment looks at abuse, neglect and family dysfunction,

Published: February 6, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
How Does Complex Trauma Affect Children and Adolescents?

While we may not always know about it, there are children within each of our communities experiencing trauma.

Published: February 5, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
What is Complex Trauma?

Trauma is the term used to describe children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events that occur within their primary care-giving system.

Published: February 4, 2019
Topics: Education Equity
Students Learn from People They Love

The research is clear: emotions and connections, both positive and negative, impact a student’s ability to learn.

Published: February 1, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
What Are Reading Advocates and How Do They Encourage Readers?

A reading advocate values literacy; they encourage children to read and model a love of reading.

Published: January 31, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships, Early Childhood
Caring and Serving Together: The Individual and Community Impact of a Student-Led Organization in Canton, Ohio

C.A.S.T. is a student-led organization dedicated to helping the community of Canton, Ohio.

Published: January 29, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships
Cultivating Learner Agency Through Authentic Voice and Choice

When we make all of the decisions for our students, what are we keeping them from doing for themselves?

Published: January 25, 2019
Topics: Vision and Culture
Perkins V: Five Strategies for Integrating Personalized Learning with Career and Technical Education

Better understand opportunities available in Perkins V and explore strategies for leveraging them to advance personalized learning.

Published: January 23, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
Navigating the Future of Learning: Webinar Insights

During a recent webinar, authors of Forecast 5.0 discussed how major societal shifts we are experiencing could shape the future...

Published: January 18, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning