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Teacher-Centered Versus Learner-Centered Learning

Guest post by Katie Varatta What makes an effective learning experience for you? What empowers you to learn? Flexibility, interest...

Published: April 14, 2017
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
Eight Ways to Encourage Student Voice

Teachers and their relationships with students are at the heart of personalized learning.

Published: May 23, 2018
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Vision and Culture
Forecast 5.0 – The Future of Learning: Navigating the Future of Learning

Discover how current trends could impact learning 10 years from now.

Published: November 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide

This strategy guide is designed to help K-12 educators, postsecondary education institutions and community-based learning organizations take action with the...

Published: June 26, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
The Role of the Teacher in a Personalized, Competency-Based Classroom

Get answers to common questions about the role of the teacher in a personalized, competency based classroom.

Published: February 9, 2018
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
Classroom Posters: Reinforcing Growth Mindset and Positivity with Visual Cues

Download these free printables to add some inspiration to your classroom.

Published: August 3, 2018
Topics: Vision and Culture
Innovative Assessments

The Visioning Toolkit for Better Assessments to help stakeholders explore new assessment provisions under ESSA and deepen their understanding of...

Published: October 17, 2016
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Foundations for Flourishing Futures: A Look Ahead for Young Children and Families

Foundations for Flourishing Futures will help leaders understand their own work in new ways and do their part to ensure...

Published: October 17, 2019
Topics: Early Childhood
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
Feedback Request: Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

This short survey will inform the current use of the competencies in the field and recommendations to increase use.

Published: October 9, 2019
Five Examples of Effective School Communication Strategies, on Five Different Platforms

Communicating effectively to people throughout your school district presents several challenges. What’s your message, who needs to hear what and,...

Published: August 18, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Traditional Education Versus Competency-Based Education

This chart explains the difference between traditional learning environments and competency-based education.

Published: June 5, 2017
Topics: 101
The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out explores how career readiness may be redefined to better prepare...

Published: January 12, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
Embracing the Opportunity: Recommendations for Scaling Personalized Learning Under a New Presidential Administration

KnowledgeWorks provides four sets of federal recommendations for enabling personalized learning at scale, including detailed strategies to help the Administration...

Published: December 1, 2016
Topics: Education Policy
Forecast 4.0 – The Future of Learning: Education in the Era of Partners in Code

KnowledgeWorks’ fourth comprehensive forecast on the future of learning explores provocations at the intersection three impact layers and five drivers...

Published: December 1, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

A community-wide vision for personalized learning is essential for a successful implementation of personalized learning.

Why are Standard Operating Procedures a Necessary Foundation for Positive School Culture?

Have you ever watched the scene in The Big Bang Theory where Sheldon uses a flow chart for how to...

Published: August 31, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Frequently Asked Questions About Social-Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning is critical to students’ future success – but what is it, exactly?

Published: January 8, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
What Drives Student Motivation?

How do we translate Daniel Pink's ideas for workplace motivate - autonomy, mastery and purpose - into K-12 instructional practices?

Published: March 1, 2018
Topics: 101, Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Leveraging Digital Depth for Responsive Learning Environments

This paper explores the potential for wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality to help create more responsive learning environments.

Published: February 21, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning