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A Career in Science Launched at Toledo Early College High School

Toledo Early College High School graduate Mariam Abou-Dahech published a research articles about building more effective solar devices.

Published: May 17, 2018
Topics: Early College High School
Answering Questions About Competency-Based Education Transcripts

A transcript from a personalized, competency-based system looks different, but ALSO is a a truly accurate reflection of what a...

Published: May 15, 2018
Topics: 101, Assessment and Accountability
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Your Favorite Blog Posts from 2017

Published: December 20, 2017
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Personalized Learning, Technology and the Still-Important Role of the Teacher

In today’s education landscape, teachers are more important than ever. That’s just one of many points KnowledgeWorks Director of State...

Published: October 12, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Readiness Skills as Displayed in Young Adult Fiction

How do you track down the evil scientist who infected you with a virus that occasionally turns you into a...

Published: October 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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From Farm to Table, Across Four Industrial Revolutions

Read about how farming is, and always has been, among those leading the way in technology through each of the...

Published: September 29, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Presentations of Growth Mindset in Classic Children’s Fiction

So many classic children's books feature orphans. Another common thread throughout these stories? The characters are often displaying a growth...

Published: September 27, 2017
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A Student-Centered Approach at Avondale Elementary School

It's neighborhood school feel, despite it’s city location is one thing Avondale Elementary Principal Courtney Nelson thinks makes her school...

Published: September 12, 2017
Topics: Community Partnerships
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How Do We Evaluate a Learner’s Readiness?

We need to help young people develop their uniquely human skills and dispositions and develop deep knowledge of their authentic...

Published: September 11, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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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