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Personalized Learning Worth Fighting For

By: Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi. Personalized learning is the next logical step toward the "readiness for all" objective, and we all must persist in spite of challenges. Here, we discuss what that should look like.
Community Education Leadership

It’s Time to Personalize Learning in Alaska

By: Dr. Karen Gaborik. Alaska's Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's superintendent shares how the district began its shift to a student-centered system, how the community is involved and what next steps are for them all.
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Data Interoperability in K-12: Where is the Magic?

By: Mike Baur. What could students achieve if the technology in their classrooms was connected and working together for their ultimate benefit? What could teachers achieve with the time-savings? Here's how educators can start taking advantage of these opportunities.

Active Learning Requires Innovative Learning Spaces

By: Juan Cabrera. Active learning requires that students have space to work, build, iterate, communicate and ultimately have learning experiences that are not pre-planned. Here, I discuss ways to build spaces that enable these activities.
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Getting Personalized Learning Right the First Time

By: Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi. Facing the daunting challenge of preparing all students for success, educators are caught in a persistent churn of reform and innovation. But have these innovations really moved the needle for students with disabilities?
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Listening is a 21st-Century Skill

Many students are poor listeners simply because no one has shown them how. But listening has been identified as one of the top skills employers seek, so here are some resources to help embed teaching this 21st-Century skill throughout curriculum.
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7 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Students

By: Dr. Margy Jones-Carey. At my school, we believed that each of us had to try and make a connection with students and, at some point, someone's try would be the one that worked. Here are seven positive acts we'd repeat until a connection was made.