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What We Measure Matters

Student data is about more than just achievement. We need to capture evidence of meaningful, relevant learning experiences, too.

Published: April 14, 2022
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Vision and Culture
More Than a Word

How we’re changing the way we work to center the needs, interests and passions of each student.

Students Want Meaningful, Personalized Learning – and Pennsylvania Educators Do, Too

How listening to students – and acting on what they hear – is shaping teaching and learning in Pennsylvania

Published: December 8, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Vision and Culture
Students Sparking Change

A student-led initiative to remove an Indigenous mascot highlights one district’s journey to becoming more student-centered.

Published: November 11, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Vision and Culture
Ungrading: Focusing on Feedback and Learner Agency

Traditional grading systems don’t take into account what students need to be lifelong learners – and to thrive in a...

Published: August 18, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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
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
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
How Prioritizing Standards Prioritizes What Students Already Know – and What They Need to Learn Next

How a fresh approach to standards in one district is supporting students to reach mastery no matter where they begin...

Published: January 11, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Impact and Improvement
Success Story
Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway?...

Published: August 25, 2020
Topics: Higher Education
Two Years Closer to Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota

Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges...

Published: June 2, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
The Future of Learning and COVID-19

Individuals from more than 20 countries joined us for a recent informal webinar exploring future tensions and uncertainties arising from...

Published: May 22, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
5 Ways Instructional Coaches Help Scale Personalize Learning

Having a support system makes implementing personalized learning easier. We compiled five ways instructional coaches help scale personalized learning.

Published: March 6, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
The Future is Everybody’s Business

KnowledgeWorks explores how imagining future possibilities empowers educators and students to create the future they want.

Published: February 12, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Making Personalized Learning Possible with Peer-to-Peer Capacity Building

Jillian Kuhlmann examines educators' benefits from peer-to-peer learning and KnowledgeWorks' role as the catalyst for peer-to-peer support.

Published: January 28, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
Analysis and Reflections on Student Outcome Data in RSU2

KnowledgeWorks sponsored RAND Education and Labor to conduct analyses of RSU2 student outcomes over the past decade.

Published: November 27, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Impact and Improvement
Home Visits Flip the Script on Parent Engagement

Learn how one North Dakota teacher started building relationships with her students with home visits before the start of the...

Published: November 19, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships
How Aligning Student of the Month Criteria to Your Portrait of a Graduate Increases Transparency

Educators at this North Dakota district wanted students and teachers alike to connect with their hopes for each graduate in...

Published: November 14, 2019
Topics: Systems Change
From Dropping Out to Graduating: The Power of Seeing Students for Who They Are

Helping students learn to advocate for themselves is a critical part of teaching and learning.

Published: October 8, 2019
The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs in Personalized Learning

When teacher preparation programs make connecting with their K-12 partners around personalized learning a priority, new teachers “hit the ground...

Published: September 27, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity
Choice-Ready in North Dakota: State Launches Five-Year Initiative to Support Districts in Scaling Personalized Learning

Five North Dakota learning communities are working together to ensure their graduates are choice-ready.

Published: September 25, 2019
Topics: Systems Change
Michigan District Leaders Get Personal – About Personalized Learning

Equipping district and building leaders with what they need to support their teachers in personalizing learning is at the heart...

Published: September 24, 2019
Educators and Students Getting Creative with How They Capture Learning in North Dakota

Technology supports this North Dakota district’s commitment to learner agency and a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Published: September 11, 2019