Future of Learning

Ed Leaders: Your Path Out of COVID to a Radically Better Future Is Hiding in Plain Sight

[…] to solve common problems of practice. During COVID, teachers were enlisted to explore ways that students could best develop competencies from the district’s “Learning Without Boundaries” graduate profile while learning remotely (see pages 4-5 of the Prepared project research report). Shelby County Public Schools in Kentucky recognized that they needed to prioritize learning approaches during shutdowns […]

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Leadership

Scaling Active Learning: Professional Development Was Key to the El Paso Transformation

[…] a different future. As part of the EPISD 2020 Strategic Plan, which initiated the shift to active learning, his team held town hall meetings to uncover a ‘graduate profile’—precisely what EPISD students should be able to know and do when they cross the stage at their high school graduation. The response: “We want graduates to […]

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Future of Learning

Fostering Jagged People – For Science!

[…] Data science requires an exciting, complex hodge-podge of skills. But while you’re choosing your own adventure, be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. Know your jagged profile. Based on that, find peers and mentors who complement your skills, to take your data science to the next level. Reflecting on all of this, I’d […]

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Equity & Access

Economic Mobility High: The New End Game for America’s High Schools

[…] like NROC and ALEKS); Conducts several community-connected projects that result in public products of value to the learner and community (products worth adding to a resume and LinkedIn profile); Earns a minimum of 12 to 15 transferable college credits; Earns an industry-recognized certification that includes authentic work-based experience with a trained career mentor who helps […]

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Leadership

The Art Of Teaching Has Been Overcompensating For The Science

[…] to get a better understanding of their needs. The data they have from the previous year may not be useful or accurate which requires creating a new profile for each student. For the most part, this has worked, but there are discrepancies between how this data is collected, how it is compiled, and the […]

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Equity & Access

Pandemic Opportunity: Rethink Education Accountability

[…] short year-end test essay and could provide much richer information about growth and application. Multiple and frequent forms of feedback could be collected in a comprehensive learner profile that could reduce and then eliminate the need for additional testing to verify growth and proficiency. Finally, most developed countries use periodic inspection as part of […]

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Leadership

Why Mentorship Matters

[…] of our curriculum focuses on job readiness training through which we challenge students to network, learn how to interview, and draft career artifacts like cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and resumes. They build relationships with our industry contacts through some of the job readiness programming as well. Most recently, we’ve been making active efforts to […]

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