The new thing in education is working in networks. And there’s good reason because the demands of the work have outstripped the toolset. We’ve (probably) reached a point of maximum complexity where more teachers are shooting for broader aims but with old constraints and inadequate tools and supports. The answer is working together in networks.
This series explores how formal and informal networks improve learning outcomes for students and create an opportunity for high-quality, personalized learning at scale. In addition to this series, Tom and Lydia Dobyns have co-authored a new book titled Better Together: How to Leverage School Networks for Smarter Personalized and Project Based Learning which shares strategies to build and scale effective school networks, as well as information on leadership, business models, governance, school supports, and advocacy that will go a long way for creating an environment where school networks thrive.
Our latest report, How to Innovate: Options for School Districts explores innovation opportunities and identifies New Tech Network as an exemplar design partner for comprehensive school change.
Diploma networks can offer schools a promising approach to adopting new outcome frameworks and learning models to help better prepare students for the future.
Building 21 is leveraging its network to promote access to personalized and competency-based learning for students through their outcome framework.
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.