Future of Learning

COVID Forced Schools to Innovate: Let’s Build on What They Learned

[…] their Profile of Success to name, teach, and grow skills beyond traditionally tested outcomes. Throughout the past year educators have come up with mentoring programs, varied schedules, leadership opportunities, personal schedules, and redesigned their class schedules to address the needs of the whole child. Many schools and systems have recognized the value of social-emotional […]

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Getting Through

Processes and Principles for Public Schools Navigating Uncertainty and Adapting to Change

[…] and come together to adapt and respond to the dark winter that has fallen? It was May, a few months into the pandemic, when the Brooklyn LAB leadership team realized it was time to rethink school in order to adapt to the seeming realities of re-entry and resurgence.  With cases rising and no hope […]

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Future of Learning

The Key to Addressing Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Schools

[…] the vaccine is an understandable response to the lived experience of systemic racism. Schools can, and must, step in to move the conversation around vaccine hesitancy forward. Public schools are uniquely positioned to help ensure that local communities have the information and confidence that they need to get vaccinated. We can work to address […]

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New Pathways

Building Rural Learning Pathways to Strengthen the Future of Community

[…] Connected App developers to provide opportunities for web-development certifications. While technology (if broadband is available) is a strong contender to reboot rural economies that struggle, entrepreneurship and leadership to support new ideas, businesses and solutions (as well as existing local businesses) build opportunities for future economic development. The North Carolina-based REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship through Action […]

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New Pathways

Students Co-authoring Their Own Learning

[…] organization and access startup capital, which is more widely available than ever. Marketing guru Seth Godin has wisely said that young people need to learn two things: leadership and how to solve interesting problems. An employer survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed demand for leadership, problem-solving, communication and a big […]

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Getting Through

School Vaccine Hub Publishes Curricular Resources for Teachers to Help Students Learn About COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy

[…] the Director of Brooklyn Elementary Instruction for the Prep and Excellence networks of Uncommon Schools. Max originally joined Uncommon Schools as the Founding Head of School at Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant.  Les Lynn is the founder and director of Argument-Centered Education. Since 2013, Argument-Centered Education has been helping districts, networks, administrators, and teachers become […]

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Future of Learning

Trends Shaping Education in 2022

[…] preparation and staffing in Arizona schools for the last four years. In dozens of districts across the country, Opportunity Culture has been promoting team-based staffing leveraging the multi-classroom leadership of great teachers.   The rapid shift to remote learning during the pandemic pushed school districts to adopt common learning platforms and versions of team staffing […]

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New Pathways

Do You Know Who Your Students Know? Better Data on Students’ Networks Can Start the School Year off Right

[…] authentic social capital-building often comes from connecting “real stakes and purposeful action” to building networks. “There’s a definitive connection between youth voice and putting young people in leadership positions and developing their social capital,” said Lightfoot. 3. Repeat mapping to bolster reflection and track progress Relationships are a renewable resource. As students goals, needs, […]

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