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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
Article
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
Article
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 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
Article
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
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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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Publication
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
Teaching Life Skills at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

YCC educators provide their students the opportunity to practice emotional regulation, time management and conflict resolution – maybe for the...

Published: August 23, 2019
Article
A Focus on Strategies and Skills for Students – and Teachers – in North Dakota

Teachers deserve personalized learning and the opportunity to learn from peers, too.

Published: August 13, 2019
Article
Standards-Based Grading as Explained by Cupcakes

This teacher has a delicious approach for helping explain the difference between a 1, 2, 3 and a 4.

Published: August 9, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
Rethinking Discipline at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

A personalized, reflective approach to behavior management aims to keep students in the classroom.

Published: July 26, 2019
Article
One Teacher Makes the Case for Personalized Learning

Nolen Peterson worried personalized learning might be a fad, and that’s why his district welcomed his voice in their implementation.

Published: July 24, 2019