When 2020 presented obstacles and difficulties, many education leaders, educators, caretakers and children sought to make more future-ready changes. Then in 2021, many schools returned to in-person classes, and school didn’t just look different – it had to be different – from the individual experience all the way to the national experience. Everyone was looking to make education more sustainable and flexible. So here are the top 10 resources from 2021 that you found valuable in your efforts.
We made a board game! IMPACT: Learning Edition invites players to bring their own lived experiences and hopes for the future to the (game) table, allowing for replayability through the conversations that surface and the different card combinations.
COVID-19 allowed states to review existing policies, giving flexibility to think differently about seat time and redefining seat time all together. Learn how 10 states enacted policy changes to account for flexibilities around seat time.
Finding Your Path: A Navigation Tool for Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning is designed to help learning communities understand the conditions for sustainable systems change and to develop and advance a strategic plan for district-wide transformation to personalized, competency-based learning.
For graduates of Northern Cass school district in Fargo, North Dakota, having a learner’s mindset is a critical component of readiness upon graduation. And within the past year, weathering the challenges of distance learning and the pandemic, it’s been even more important. Learn how a mindset shift is helping students build problem-solving and risk-taking skills – even in the middle of a pandemic.
Learn how a fresh approach to standards in one district is supporting students to reach mastery no matter where they begin their learning journeys.
COVID-19 provided states the opportunity to accelerate their progress in rethinking state assessment systems to ensure they support the individual learning of all students. Learn more about how 14 states are continuing to make progress in rethinking system accountability and K-12 assessment systems.
Rhonda Rose is using priority standards and learning pathways to ensure each of her students gets what they need to succeed.