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From Vision to Reality: Personalized, Competency-Based Learning for All Kids

This publication is designed to help school districts take steps toward personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: April 5, 2018
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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From a Parent: Community Engagement Matters

A parent shares his experience on the benefits of co-creating a vision for your school.

Published: April 4, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Vision and Culture
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New Toolkit Offers Guidance on Crafting Your Vision for Personalized Learning

A strong vision will help you sustain personalized, competency-based learning at scale.

Published: March 19, 2018
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
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A Conversation About Creating a Future-Ready Vision for Your Community

Katie King and Virgel Hammonds discuss the ways KnowledgeWorks approaches visioning work.

Published: March 9, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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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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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.

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More Than a District: How Conversations Create Learning Communities

Creating opportunities for honest conversations and the potential for alignment are critical to the success of all learners and creating...

Published: January 11, 2018
Topics: Vision and Culture
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How Aligning Budget Decisions to Your Vision Builds Trust and Greater Fiscal Responsibility

Here are four ways district leaders may use their budget as a communications tool to affirm commitment to the district...

Published: January 11, 2018
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
5 Goals to Set This Year for a Strong School Culture

If you want support for big ideas and transformational school change, you have to provide a forum for open communication....

Published: January 11, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Vision and Culture
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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.

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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: 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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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...

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Achieving the New Normal: A Discussion of Strategies to Realize the Goal of “College for All”

This paper makes the case for early college high schools as the most effective way to ensure low income, first-generation...

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A Different School of Thought: Toledo Early College High School

As part of its Early College High Schools initiative (ECHS), KnowledgeWorks and its partners supported a network of nine schools...

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Early College High School, Systems Change, Vision and Culture