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The Learners Are Wondering When We Will Get Together

Sustainable change at the systems level isn’t possible unless we’re participating meaningfully as a group.

Published: March 29, 2022
Topics: Systems Change
Finding Your Path: A Navigation Tool for Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Scale personalized, competency-based learning with Finding Your Path: A Navigation Toolkit.

Published: August 9, 2021
Topics: Building Capacity, Systems Change
Reflecting on Your Values During a Time of Crisis

Remembering what drives you as a teacher, your “why,” is critical for weathering tough times.

Published: September 30, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Vision and Culture
Equity and Access to Reading in Distance Learning

How are KnowledgeWorks learning communities providing access to books and encouraging a healthy relationship to reading during COVID-19?

Kindness Goes a Long Way in Distance Learning

We're celebrating the KnowledgeWorks learning communities by sharing positive stories of incorporating SEL, positivity and community.

Published: April 14, 2020
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
Should K-12 Education Do More Than Prepare for College and Career?

What is the purpose of K-12 education? Maybe it depends on the student, or the needs of their family or...

Published: March 31, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
Meeting Kids Where They Are Through Outdoor Education

There are community partners, including parks and their staff, available to help us take learning out of the classroom.

Published: June 27, 2019
We’s Make Better Me’s: Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

You can’t be student-centered when acting in isolation; instead, we must work at becoming student-centered as a system. We is...

Published: June 18, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Teaching and Learning Needs Strong Teamwork

To build a system of personalized, competency-based learning requires a shared vision, values and common frameworks. And it starts with...

Published: June 14, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Personalizing Learning is Humanizing Learning

There isn’t a systemic personalized system out there that doesn’t have a strong culture grounded in relationships.

Published: April 24, 2019
Topics: Education Equity
If You Aren’t Celebrating Growth, Are You Growing?

If we don’t celebrate in front of and with our learners, who will?

Published: March 20, 2019
More Than 500 Educators Gathered to Innovate, Collaborate and Inspire at Second Annual Elevate Summit

Mesa County Valley District 51’s 2nd annual Elevate Summit was a learning community of more than 500 educators focused on...

Published: August 22, 2017
Using Data Walls to Increase Transparency in Competency Environments

The Early Childhood Center of Kenowa Hills is using data walls to increase transparency, a key piece to building a...

Published: June 26, 2017
Personalized Learning is Possible No Matter What Age

Through personalized learning, we can hold our students to high standards and successfully engage them in learning. No matter what...

Published: June 19, 2017
Kenowa Hills Public School District: Providing Student Choice for Flexible Learning Spaces to Impact Learning

How might we nurture an environment where everyone has the space to thrive with learning? What does that suggest for...

Published: June 12, 2017
The Invisible Backpack that Poverty Brings to the Classroom

How does poverty impact students? At a recent gathering of education leaders, Amy Wood, Director of Education Programs for Marion...

Published: March 29, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
127 Ways to Learn About the Kenowa Hills Public School District

Laura Hilger learned about the Kenowa Hills School District in 127 steps, when she visited classrooms to learn more about...

Published: March 14, 2017
Education Inspired: Personalizing learning in Kenowa Hills, Michigan

Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ vision towards personal mastery and competency-based education is amplified through their STEM Academy.

Published: December 19, 2016