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.
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.
Denver Public Schools is the district to watch when it comes to portfolios. Tom shares how the DPS portfolio model is the one to watch.
Small community-connected schools sharing resources in networks & leveraging local learning opportunities may be the solution to the rural education decline.