Future of Learning

5 Emerging Trends in 21st-Century Education

By: Scott Freiberger. New technologies have been a boon for school leaders and educators seeking to collaborate and hone their skills. Here's what's next.

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Personalized Learning

Lessons from the Spring: Tips to Inform Future Distance Learning

With dramatic shifts to learning circumstances, educators are working to translate the physical classroom to the virtual environment. Erin and Kristen share lessons inform practices for any future distance learning.

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Leadership

How School Administrators Can Support and Promote Formative Assessment

By: Susan Villani. As teachers develop formative assessment-focused lesson plans and structures that enable students to increasingly become responsible for their own learning, administrators must give teachers the support and flexibility they need to rethink their approach.

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Ed Policy

EdReform in the Modern Era

American education reform has been driven by some recurring themes such as early learning, standards-based reform, school autonomy, student engagement and new personalized learning. Here is a short history.

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Leadership

Reaching for Better with Teacher Evaluation and Support

By: Jim Furman. If we take the opportunity to make this a transformative year for our teachers and the profession by focusing on support rather than evaluation, we can create a system of teacher evaluation and support that is better than our old normal.

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Competency-Based Education

How Career and Technical Education Can Inform Competency-Based Learning

This spring, Putnam County Schools will evaluate the impact of our Competency-Based Education pilot and the ways in which it has allowed their middle school general education teachers to implement the types of hands-on learning and authentic assessment opportunities that are commonplace in our CTE programs.

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Competency-Based Education

6 Tips for Creating Powerful Assessments for Your Students

By: Melissa Maypole. Assessments are no longer simply tests that students fret about or neglect to study for. As you probably know (likely based off of first-hand experience), today’s environment of heightened accountability for educators has made them stressful for teachers as well.

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