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Lisa Duty

Lisa Duty is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator and an advisor to the global education sector. Follow Lisa on Twitter, twitter @LisaDuty1.

Making the Shift from Community Engagement to Community Collaboration

By Christina Jean & Lisa Duty. The new Community Collaboration for School Innovation toolkit developed by The Colorado Department of Education, The Colorado Education Initiative, and The Learning Accelerator outlines the shift from traditional community engagement to active community collaboration in four stages.

WISE Awards are Building the Future of Education Worldwide

Every year the WISE Awards recognize six cutting-edge projects that successfully address today’s educational challenges and demonstrate a strong positive impact on individuals and communities globally.

Rethinking the Education Experience of Future Generations

How blended learning in Rhode Island is proving the need for a new approach to educating, what means for other states and how its allowing students to learn their own pace, and pursue and develop their own interests and passions.

Leveraging the Core Budget to Change America’s Schools

Blended learning requires a fundamental redesign of instructional and organizational models, transforming the core elements of teaching and learning--changing roles, structures, schedules, staffing, and core budgets.

Investing in Autonomy, Performance and Innovation

Principal autonomy is essential: They are strictly accountable for school performance, and affording students and parents choices among specialized instructional models is a key component of Reynoldsburg's success. It is worth noting here that Ohio is a local control state, and that the district has a vital and active local teachers' union.

Changing How We Think About Student Choice in Learning: Recombinant Education

An explosion of innovation has been transforming how we think about learning, and how we organize talent and resources to support learning experiences. School as we once knew it has become ‘unbundled.’ While Ohio has been debating charter schools, vouchers, and e-schools for years, emerging digital and blended learning models have created additional opportunities and new paradigms for thinking about student choice, and with them some demands for navigating this new learning ecosystem.

The MOOC Goes to High School

Last summer when Reynoldsburg City Schools connected with Udacity, the elite provider of free university-level education, it envisioned a new model for learning with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that would come to life during, not after high school.