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Mary Ryerse

Mary Ryerse
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Mary is a Director at Getting Smart, where she leads the team’s strategic advisory practice. She helps learning organizations grow and extend impact. She is known for her work in strategy and design; personalized and competency-based learning; readiness; and SEL. You can connect with Mary on Twitter @maryryerse.

Kindness Starts with One: Random Acts of Kindness Week 2018

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Random Acts of Kindness Week 2018 features developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned lessons that teach kids important social-emotional skills. More on how to take part here!

Keys to Success for Formative Assessment: A Professional Learning Guide

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In order for formative assessment to be effective, several conditions must be met by and for practitioners. This new guide, designed to be a tool for enhancing formative assessment in an easily sharable and printable format, outlines these conditions.

The Student Role in Formative Assessment: How I Know Practitioner Guide

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One of the key distinguishers of formative assessment lies in the relationship between a student and teacher in the shared ownership of assessing what students know and are able to do. This guide can help practitioners of formative assessment develop and hone that shared ownership.

Fueling a Vision of Student-Centered, Personalized Learning through Student Voice

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My challenge to myself - and to all of us - today is to ask a handful of kids these two important questions: What do you want to learn? What do you want to do?

Scaling Formative Assessment: The How I Know Project

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We're excited to announce the launch of a new initiative, sponsored by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, designed to help teachers more effectively implement formative assessment. Learn more here.

Smart Review | Code Car Kit by Let’s Start Coding

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The Let’s Start Coding products are a perfect next step for kids who have worked with basic electronics and basic coding and are now ready to move on to learn more about building and coding. Learn more here.

Model Schools, Districts, Networks and States for Competency-Based Education

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We’ve been looking into what schools, districts and networks are doing to achieve effective CBE, and we have assembled this initial list of positive examples.

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