Leadership

5 Professional Learning Practices for PBL

To ensure that the desired change to authentic, project-based learning environments has the desired impact on how students learn in school, we have to change how teachers learn.

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Competency-Based Education

Using OER to Increase Collaboration, Relevance, and Engagement

By: Katie Martin. Despite our deepest desire to be back in schools, we know that students and teachers will likely have to engage from a distance as the numbers increase, which can be more efficient, relevant, and effective when resources are digital.

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Future of Learning

Strengthening K-3 Distance Learning

By: Jennifer Poon. Jennifer speaks with Kindergarten teachers from several states about the challenges and solutions they came up with to handle distance learning.

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Getting Through

5 Ways to Enhance Teacher Super-Powers During COVID-19

During COVID-19 school closures, teachers have kept the focus on students and not allowed learning to stop. In this time, Whittle School & Studios has launched strategic Professional Learning initiatives to focus on and empower its teachers.

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Leadership

The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment: How to Build a Practice

By: Abbey Gonzales and Erin Lester. When we originally recognized formative assessment as a complex practice that demands a combination of “soft” skills and content, we knew we had a challenging, but achievable path ahead of us. Here's what we learned through our practice.

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Leadership

How A Culture of Formative Assessment Impacts Mindsets

By: Arlena Gaynor. Dallas ISD's integration of formative assessment into classrooms and schools has been a multi-year effort requiring reflection, depth of commitment, and student ownership.

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Competency-Based Education

Demonstrating and Assessing Mastery, and Managing Mastery Learning Data

By Scott Ellis. With learning objectives that are specific, clear and demonstrable and with mastery thresholds that are clearly defined, determining approaches for students to demonstrate mastery is a relatively straightforward two-step process.

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EdTech

Personalized Learning Meets AI With Watson Classroom

In recent years, a plethora of vendors have developed software solutions that promise to simplify the personalization process and give schools and teachers the answers to understand and address the individual needs of each student. Watson Classroom is a promising new entry to the field.

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Leadership

6 Creative Ways to Revamp PD in 2018

By: Amy Jenkins and Kelly Freiheit. If we want learning experiences to change for students, we have to change them for teachers too. In this post, we look at 6 creative ways to revamp PD for teachers.

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