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Marie Bjerede

Marie Bjerede is Founder of e-Mergents. Follow Marie on Twitter at @mbjerede.

Five Steps to Transforming a District

Transforming a district is simple. Simple in the way that a New Year’s resolution is simple - we know what to do and what is necessary, but successful long-term results depend on real change, including a change in mindset. Simple, yet difficult.

Four Steps to Transforming a School

Four higher level practices that have the potential of transforming a school including data-informed instruction, student-centered pedagogy and approaches, continual improvement and innovation process, and caring adults.

Embedded Formative Assessment: Tests without Stress

With formative assessment, the purpose is to use the generated data in making instructional decisions either on a group or an individual basis. Teachers can support students with formative embedded assessment already - with or without technology.

Elements of High Agency School Environments

A successful school-based learning environment includes a culture of continual improvement that fosters agency and intrinsically motivated professional development among teachers, while supporting innovation and experimentation.

Game Based Learning: Serious Educational Play

Real game based learning has learning as a side effect of achieving the game’s main objective and gaining skill at the actual game mechanic. In this blog we talk gaming with a number of academic experts and practitioners of game based learning.

How Mobile Learning Supports Student Growth and Ownership

By: Marie Bjerede. Young people now see their phone as an extension of themselves. If they see it as an extension of their learning, not just looking up information, entertainment, interacting socially, or doing work, then that deepens their sense of identity as a learner.

The Maker Movement: What it Looks Like, Mindsets and Motivation

Sylvia Martinez, co-author of Invent to Learn talks about why Maker learning needs to be part of the regular classroom - at least so far as to respect the ethic of offering students relevant and meaningful reasons for their work in the way that Making does