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Mary Ryerse

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Mary is a Director is Interim Managing Director of School Success at XQ Institute. You can connect with Mary on Twitter @maryryerse.

How I Know: Impacting the Classroom through Student-Driven Learning in Dallas

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In Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), as teachers work to embed new social studies and language arts curricular resources, there is a special focus on student-driven learning. This post explores the significant role played by formative assessment.

Who You Know: Relationships are an Undervalued Asset for Students

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By: Mary Ryerse and Michelle Berkeley. What happens when we help develop students' social capital? Mary and Michelle share what they learned in Julia Freeland Fisher's new book, Who You Know.

Arts and Unique Abilities

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Discover how one organization uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of its students.

Project-Based Learning and the Performing Arts: A Match Made in Heaven

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By: Mary Ryerse and Emily Liebtag. We recently came across "one of the coolest examples of project-based learning" that they have recently seen. When paired with Performing Arts, PBL does not only promote creativity—it inspires.

The Research Base for Formative Assessment

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Many believe that formative assessment is an important part of the learning process but how does it work? Mary Ryerse and Susan Brookhart break down the research.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

How I Know: Austin ISD Focuses on Social Emotional Learning

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Austin ISD emphasizes the importance of relationships as a common thread that helps the district integrate efforts around two of their key focus areas: formative assessment practice and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Learn more here.

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