Posts by Carri Schneider
Learner-Centered Leadership Means Teachers and Students Lead, Too
Harmony Public School leaders don’t just create opportunities for their teachers to lead. They create opportunities for their students to lead as well.
Innovative Urban Education in Denver
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.
7 Traits of Learner-Centered Teachers
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.
Putting the “Learner” in Learner-Centered STEM
Students and teachers from Harmony Public Schools describe the learner experience in a Learner-Centered STEM classroom.
Why PD for ELL Educators Matters
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.
11 Key Elements of Learner-Centered STEM
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.
10 Must-Know Professional Development Insights from Discovery Education
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.
New #NETP16 on “Future Ready Learning”
New National Education Technology Plan (#NETP16) released by the US. Department of Education Office of EdTech focuses on "Future-Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education."
10 Kid-Tested, Smart Parent-Approved Toys & Games
Just in time for holiday shopping, here are 10 "kid-tested and smart parent-approved" toys and games that capture kids’ imaginations, hold their interest over time and even teach them a thing or two.
Infographic | The Rise of Maker Ed
New infographic, that is designed specially for teachers shows how the “Maker Movement” has developed into “Maker Ed" and provides additional resources for joining the "Maker Ed" movement.