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Routes not Ruts: Detracking Our Paths to Equity

Debunking myths that reinforce tracking and showing how personalized, competency-based learning pathways can replace it

Published: March 16, 2022
Topics: Education Equity
Instead of Talking About Learning Loss, Let’s Talk About Learning Gained

We have an opportunity to help our students own their learning from the past eighteen months.

Published: October 12, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Overcoming Challenges
One District Shares Their Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Journey

This video showcases a South Carolina district’s work to ensure each student gets what they need to achieve at the...

Published: September 17, 2021
Topics: 101, Systems Change
Relationships Matter – For More Reasons Than You Think

Getting to know students means getting to know how they learn – and adapting instruction to include what you’ve learned.

Published: September 13, 2021
Topics: 101, Social Emotional Learning
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
Personalized Learning and Priority Standards in a Middle School Math Classroom

Rhonda Rose is using priority standards and learning pathways to ensure each of her students gets what they need to...

Published: February 16, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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
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: Building Capacity, 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, Building Capacity
Sustaining the Vision in a Personalized, Competency-Based District

“Remember our purpose is to cultivate hope in all learners,” Bill says. “All of our efforts are towards that vision,...

Published: January 18, 2018
What Can Teachers Learn From Occupational Therapists

Flexible learning environments meet the needs of every child – sometimes in ways that can surprise even the most experienced...

Published: January 2, 2018
Topics: Building Capacity
Do Your Students Know Themselves as Learners? Three Tips To Help Your Students Discover Their Learning Styles.

The beginning of the school year is upon us and I see you, hardworking educators. I see you planning lessons...

Published: August 28, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
5 Ways to a More Student-Centered Classroom

Student-centered, personalized learning is the best way to do what’s best for every student in your classroom, school & district....

Published: August 21, 2017
What Teachers Do on Summer Vacation

Only two days into Summer "vacation" and RSU 2 teacher Erin Hartill is already planning deep and meaningful learning experiences...

Published: June 30, 2017
Marysville Exempted Village School District Continuing to Innovate With New TRI Academy

  Marysville Exempted Village School District is not new to innovation. When the district received a Straight A grant from...

Published: June 16, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
#ThankATeacher: Memories of a Sixth Grader

On a recent Sunday, I received a call from my mom, who relayed that she had “sad news.” The obituary...

Published: May 8, 2017
EdLeader21 Launches Profile of a Graduate

Published: March 28, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Kids know what they want to learn!

As Marysville School District implements personalized learning and student-centered classrooms, a focus on developing agency in learners has been critical.

Published: March 20, 2017
Partnering with Marysville to Make Personalized Learning a Reality

Marysville leadership and staff are partnering with KnowledgeWorks Technical Assistance Coaches to help revolutionize the learning ecosystem in Marysville, Ohio....

Published: February 2, 2017
Capturing Student Voice

Teachers in Marysville Exempted Village School District had students as young as kindergarten engaged in creating classroom Standard Operating Procedures.

Published: September 29, 2016
Beanbags, Baskets, Balls and Books: Opening up decision-making to include student voice

At Navin Elementary School in Marysville, Ohio, classrooms have been redesigned in partnership with students for a more student-centered approach.

Published: September 19, 2016
Early College Students Celebrate National Poetry Month

Students at Marysville ECHS Studying Poetry: A teacher’s intentional design to connect students with the content can result in the...

Published: April 25, 2016
Topics: Early College High School
Insights from the Field: Advice to educators and school leaders starting the Early College journey

Tashina Lee, Director of Woodlawn Early College in Birmingham, Alabama, shares advice for newcomers to the early college space.

Published: April 13, 2016
Topics: Early College High School