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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
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Charlottesville and Talking to Students about Traumatic Events

Conversations about events like the one in Charlottesville are critical. Here are some resources for talking with your students and...

Published: August 17, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Five Resources to Help You Learn About Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

There is a growing body of research indicating that social-emotional learning (SEL) helps provide students with skills that are beneficial...

Published: August 15, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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A Paradigm Shift: Making Teaching and Learning Learner-Centered

Bill Zima, Mark Tinkham and Bryce Bragdon speak about moving to a learner-centered school system on the Shift Your Paradigm...

Published: August 1, 2017
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Getting Students Ready for the Future, When We Don’t Know What the Future Holds

How do we prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet? That’s a question that has a lot of...

Published: July 28, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Social-Emotional Learning: Helping Students Gain Skills That Transcend Industry

Are there job skills that transcend industry? I think there are at least five: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills...

Published: July 25, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Excelling in a World That Includes Smart Machine Partners, and a Personal Quest to Reframe Robots as Partners in Progress

My history with robots is informed by pop-culture. Rosie from The Jetsons. Vicki from Small Wonder. All of the Transformers....

Published: July 13, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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College in High School Alliance to Promote Opportunities for Students to Earn College Credit in High School

KnowledgeWorks has been partnering with early college high schools for more than ten years and we have seen the power...

Published: June 15, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Higher Education
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Personalizing Learning and Doing What’s Best for Kids

Personalized learning is integral to the learning community at Navin Elementary School, and the rest of the Marysville Exempted Village...

Published: June 2, 2017
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Strong School-Community Partnerships Benefit Everyone

Prior to opening Marysville Early College High School, Principal Kathy McKinniss thought about community partnerships as a one-way assist, a...

Published: May 31, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Early College High School
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Do the Benefits of College Outweigh the Financial Costs?

Is college worth it? It’s a fair question to ask, especially when looking at tuition costs, impending debt from student...

Published: May 19, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Demonstrating Mastery is Not a One-Size-Fits-All Process

In a traditional classroom, students might demonstrate mastery of a concept by taking a test. Or maybe the whole class...

Published: May 17, 2017
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How Culture, Transparency and Vision Apply to Personalized Learning at RSU-2

A focused attention on vision, culture & transparency is essential to effectively scaling personalized learning approaches like competency-based education.

Published: May 15, 2017
Topics: Education Policy
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Teacher Empowerment Through Personalized Learning

A phrase that comes up often in discussions of competency-based education is putting students in charge of their own learning....

Published: May 12, 2017
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In Marysville, They’re Bringing Personalized Learning to Students and School Staff

“Personalized learning is a philosophy or pedagogical change that facilitates learning rather than a one-size-fits-all sit-and-get,” said Ashley Thompson, a...

Published: May 2, 2017
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How One Teacher Gives Students Voice and Choice in a Math Classroom

Giving students voice and choice is just one part of personalized learning, but it lays the groundwork for bigger life...

Published: April 26, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Teacher Collaboration in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

Teacher collaboration is not new. Teachers have long partnered within disciplines or collaborated in interdisciplinary teaching efforts. In a competency-based...

Published: April 21, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Getting Ohio Students on the Fast Track to College: Early College High School Versus College Credit Plus

There are multiple pathways through which Ohio high school students can get college experience, but not all are created equal....

Published: April 13, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy
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Six Ways to Maximize Your School Partnerships

Strong learning communities are made up of more than just a school, its staff and students. Rather, they pull from...

Published: April 10, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships, Early College High School
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The Role of a College Liaison to an Early College

Secondary and post-secondary education often operate in very distinct silos that don’t interact. It’s the job of people like Dennis...

Published: April 5, 2017
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA
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Strong Early College Champions

Behind every great school is a community of people championing the work. Sometimes those relationships form organically and sometimes you...

Published: April 3, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Discussing the Imagine FutureEd™ Student Design Competition on EduTalk

When we think about the future of learning, are we including student voice? The Imagine FutureEd™ Student Design Competition elevates...

Published: March 13, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Experience Conference, Day One: How Are You Making Dreams Come True?

The third annual KnowledgeWorks Experience Conference, attended by educators from across the country, kicked off today in Orlando, Florida.

Published: February 27, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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A Weekly Discussion of Personalized Learning

The weekly podcast Personalized Learning with Matt and Courtney focuses on personalized learning in plain, jargon-free language.

Published: February 1, 2017