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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
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Personalized Learning: What It Looks Like in the Third Grade

Lauren Devine’s third grade classroom demonstrate what personalized learning can look like for young students in a student-centered, personalized learning...

Published: February 27, 2018
Topics: 101
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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.

Article
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
Infographic
Competency-Based Education Transcript Sample

Learn how a transcript in a personalized, competency-based environment functions by downloading this sample transcript.

Published: January 23, 2018
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
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Talking with Families About Transcripts and Grading in a Personalized, Competency-Based Environment

A transcript from a personalized, competency-based system can be a truly accurate reflection of what a student knows and makes...

Published: January 23, 2018
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
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Seven Approaches to Fund the Transition to Personalized, Competency-Based Education

Just as there’s no one way to personalize learning, there’s no one way to fund personalized learning. Get ideas for...

Published: December 6, 2017
Topics: 101, Building Capacity
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Dispelling the Myths: Frequently Asked Questions About Competency-Based Education

Get answers to frequently asked questions about competency-based education.

Published: October 31, 2017
Topics: 101
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Back-to-School Culture Toolkit for K-12 Leaders

The Get Ready: Back-to-School Culture Toolkit shared insights from other school districts and school leaders.

Article
Advice for Superintendents – From a Superintendent

Learn three key areas for focus for those looking to make the transition to personalized learning from a superintendent who...

Published: July 17, 2017
Topics: 101, Community Partnerships
Infographic
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
Video
Video: Building a Vision for All Students in Marysville, Ohio

The Marysville Exempted Village School District journey towards personalized learning began with a vision and strong partnerships.

Published: February 16, 2017
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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Video: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Marysville, Ohio

What a video and learn how teachers and students in Marysville, Ohio, are personalizing learning.

Published: January 9, 2017
Topics: 101, Building Capacity, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Video: Competency Education in Kindergarten

See how a personalized learning approach works in a kindergarten classroom from Henry L. Cottrell Elementary School student Grace Mills...

Published: October 19, 2016
Topics: 101
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Video: Competency Education and Personalized Learning

Watch this video to learn how this personalized learning approach differs from traditional education systems.

Published: October 11, 2016
Topics: 101, Assessment and Accountability
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Video: Personalizing Learning in Grand Junction, Colorado

What a video and learn how teachers and students in Grand Junction, Colorado, are personalizing learning.

Published: September 8, 2016
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Video: The KnowledgeWorks Approach to Personalized Learning

Students need personalized learning to better prepare them for college, career and life.

Published: September 7, 2016
Topics: 101
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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in...