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Marie Bjerede is President at Agentic Learning. Follow Marie on Twitter at @mbjerede.

Accelerating Disruption in Schools

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By: Marie Bjerede and Michael Gielniak, Ph.D. Today’s schools continue to be asked to prepare students for jobs, but the jobs have changed. It's time to accelerate the kind of disruption in schools that will change status quo and help students prepare for the future.

It’s Time for Student Agency to Take Center Stage

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The modern workforce is described by many as dependent on effective, self-directed employees. If so, we need to develop a high level of agency in students right now before they are assimilated into the workforce.

Five Steps to Transforming a District

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Transforming a district is simple. Simple in the way that a New Year’s resolution is simple - we know what to do and what is necessary, but successful long-term results depend on real change, including a change in mindset. Simple, yet difficult.

Four Steps to Transforming a School

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Four higher level practices that have the potential of transforming a school including data-informed instruction, student-centered pedagogy and approaches, continual improvement and innovation process, and caring adults.

Embedded Formative Assessment: Tests without Stress

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With formative assessment, the purpose is to use the generated data in making instructional decisions either on a group or an individual basis. Teachers can support students with formative embedded assessment already - with or without technology.

Elements of High Agency School Environments

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A successful school-based learning environment includes a culture of continual improvement that fosters agency and intrinsically motivated professional development among teachers, while supporting innovation and experimentation.

Game Based Learning: Serious Educational Play

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Real game based learning has learning as a side effect of achieving the game’s main objective and gaining skill at the actual game mechanic. In this blog we talk gaming with a number of academic experts and practitioners of game based learning.

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