Posts by Carri Schneider
If we are going to break the effects of generational poverty and bring high quality learning opportunities to every person on the planet, we have to invest in urban education innovation. Here are several Denver innovation schools we recently visited.
Working with teacher and leaders in Harmony Public Schools, we identified 7 traits of learner-centered teachers. Learner-centered teaching requires acting as a guide, providing on-demand support, leveraging technology for personalized learning, committing to professional growth, embodying core values, encouraging student autonomy, and creating authentic learning experiences.
Personalized, professional learning is absolutely essential for teachers who serve unique student populations like English Language Learners (ELL). ELL students face the unique learning challenge of developing skills and content mastery while simultaneously acquiring a new language--often when their native language is not yet fully mastered. This means that teachers must also simultaneously meet these instructional goals.
The largest network of STEM schools in the country, Harmony Public Schools, is a pathway to college for youth from low income families--especially if they are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Here are eleven important elements of the Harmony school model that can inform a shift to Learner-Centered STEM in your school or district.
In our work across the country, we've recognized a strong need from teachers and leaders for information to inform how they can implement personalized, digital learning. Professional development is a key factor in boosting the likelihood of implementation success. We talked to two leaders on the front lines of Professional Learning from Discovery Education and share 10 insights from our conversation here.
Here are 14 quotes to remind teachers, leaders and education advocates that we are changemakers. Quotes to remind us where we came from and where we are going, why we’re here and how we got there, why we get up every morning ready to hit the ground running and why we go to bed every night exhausted, why we have to keep learning and why we have to stay committed.