Posts by Nate McClennen
Rural Places, Big Visions – a visit to Northern Cass School District
Five years ago, more than 20 years after consolidation, with lower college graduation rates than expected and low student engagement rates, Northern Cass embarked on a journey to reimagine the learning experience.
The Learner-Centered Competency-Based Learning Management System
Through our partner work with XQ Institute, we identified core criteria that any next-generation LMS should incorporate.
Credentialing Everything: A Primer on Learning and Employment Records and Digital Wallets
Credentials and learner records are accelerating the shift to competency-based learning and help learners manage unbundled learning by collecting evidence from multiple providers and provide quicker and more personalized onramps to high-wage employment.
Measuring Learning Growth: Competencies and Standards
The role of competencies has become increasingly important as employers, students and educators realize the impact of transferable skill deficit in young people. The challenge, however, becomes implementation.
Citizenship Skills Support Durable Pathways
To create durable and meaningful pathways, students must be empowered as citizens with essential citizenship skills like digital literacy, understanding systems, storytelling and civic dialogue.
Team Teaching, Educator Retention and Education’s Next Workforce
Discovering, creating and retaining great teachers who are driven to support every K-12 learner is one of the most effective ways to change long-term outcomes for both students and their future communities.
Education is about to radically change: AI for the masses
As AI continues to impact education, along with every other sector, innovative education leaders have an opportunity to build the foundation for the most personalized learning system we have ever seen.
Next Generation Online Learning Programs – Khan World School
Khan World School launched in August 2022 to build a more engaging and challenging middle and high school virtual experience. As a partnership between ASU Prep and Sal Khan, the learning model design includes mastery-based learning, seminars, concurrent-enrollment opportunities and tutorials in addition to online courses.
Every Student Needs a Learning Coach
As learning becomes more personalized, learning opportunities expanded and unbounded, and learning science research more robust, an updated and revised advisory role is more important than ever.
Building Rural Learning Pathways to Strengthen the Future of Community
By integrating dual enrollment, credentials and CTE, high school students are better able to graduate with college credit and viable credentialed experiences to support entry into the postsecondary workforce.