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What is liberatory education?

What is liberatory education? Let's break it down with the work of Zaretta Hammond and Rapheal Randall.

Published: March 31, 2022
Topics: 101, Education Equity
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What does student learning look like in your classroom?

How one Utah teacher sees that technology shouldn’t be center stage in teaching and learning; rather, the focus should be...

Published: March 14, 2022
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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From Preschool to Postsecondary

Learn about the educator collaboration and goals behind Utah's alignment of competencies and their Portrait of a Graduate.

Published: February 15, 2022
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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Go-to Instructional Strategies for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

A regular review of instructional strategies can serve as a gut-check and highlight areas of excellence and opportunities to grow.

Published: November 4, 2021
Topics: 101
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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
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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
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IMPACT: Learning Edition

IMPACT: Learning Edition is a board game that uses futures thinking to help you imagine and think critically about changes...

Published: July 28, 2021
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Educator Development is Worth Paying Attention To: New Resource and Customizable Toolkit to Help

Doing things differently in education is no longer optional, and this new resource can help school leaders and teachers.

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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Social Media

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn strategies for using social media in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: March 24, 2021
Topics: 101, Education Policy
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Befriending Uncertainty: Tools for Thinking and Collaborating

Introducing two tools for thinking about and collaborating to build education futures

Published: October 21, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Futures Triangle: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

The Futures Triangle helps teams take history into account when examining the present and creating a common desired future together....

Published: October 8, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Observing Interconnections: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

One of the Futures Studies tools everyone can use to analyze issues at the systems level is a Connection Circle....

Published: September 2, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Communicating the Future: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

Katherine Prince and Jason Swanson chat about the tools and resources needed to frame and prepare for change and why...

Published: August 19, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning
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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.

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Facing Uncertainty: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

How does the future of learning look when faced with uncertainties presented by COVID-19? Katie King and Anne Olson discuss.

Published: July 23, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Why Giving Learners Choices is an Important Part of Student Engagement

Learn why offering students choices is an important part of creating a student-centered classroom.

Published: May 26, 2020
Topics: 101
Article
Making Sense of Learning Pathways

Guest writer Kristen Logan provides Learning Pathways guidance in using the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning in the classroom.

Published: January 22, 2020
Topics: 101, Systems Change
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Talking About Personalized Learning and the Future of Learning

Virgel Hammonds joined Geoffrey Riley on Jefferson Public Radio to discuss personalized learning.

Published: October 23, 2019
Topics: 101
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Personalized Professional Development for Teachers an Integral Part of Personalizing Learning in Lexington, South Carolina

At White Knoll High School in South Carolina, professional development for teachers is personalized, which is helping them personalize learning...

Published: June 4, 2019
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
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Personal Learner Profiles Build Student Agency, Teacher Capacity

Learner profiles are a powerful tool for teachers to understand their students.

Published: May 14, 2019
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
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Personalized Learning Isn’t About Technology. It’s About Giving Every Student an Opportunity to Learn.

Personalized learning is driven by good teaching and strong student supports centered on the needs of each student.

Published: May 10, 2019
Topics: 101
Article
Technology and Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is driven by good teaching and strong student supports centered on the needs of each student.

Published: May 8, 2019
Topics: 101
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Personalized Learning According to a Parent and Child

“Every parent thinks that their child is the most special child. Personalized learning helps make that a reality in education.”

Published: April 26, 2019
Topics: 101
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What Happens When Second Graders Plan for the Future

Even second graders can set goals – and in a personalized learning environment, they feel empowered to reach them.

Published: March 5, 2019
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture