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Making Competency-Based, Personalized Learning Real for Teachers

As educators work to make the shifts necessary to make this a reality, we have to ask ourselves what our systems for professional learning can do to achieve similar ends. Teacher development providers — if they are really serious about offering resources that are truly more personalized — need to build together a c...

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Harnessing Uncertainty as a Learning Tool

When it comes to how we learn, rarely is something more impactful than navigating uncertainty. Deeper Learning happens when people are in situations where they must simultaneously learn, apply thinking, and reflect.

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12 Ways to use Inside Out to Teach SEL, STEM, and Life’s Ups & Downs

Now that you’ve seen the movie (or even if you haven’t), here are 12 ways teachers and parents can help kids extend and apply what they saw in the movie to use as a springboard to teach about the brain, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and life in general.

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Success Takes Agency, Identity, and Competency

Young adult success requires agency, an integrated identity, and competencies. Drawing on research from many fields, theory and practice to identify building blocks for life success, The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research developed a framework for youth development.

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A Smart Planet: Dispatches from PBL World

Transforming education in the US and around the globe was the focus of Friday at PBL World. This got Bonnie thinking about her former students in Tanzania and the United States. How we create educational opportunities for all to transform learning is one of our paramount challenges.

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K12 Inc. is leading the transformation to individualized learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school.

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Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace

An exercise from Tufts University that you can use to create common language and identify common values throughout your school as you begin the final outfitting of your makerspace.

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Better Understand Autism with Help from Dr Barry Prizant’s New Book: Uniquely Human

Uniquely Human shares dozens of engaging stories, experiences, and perspectives that collectively share a storyline of understanding autism on a different level — one that has not been typically told. This book challenges the idea of a behavioral-assessment approach, where one is focused on a checklist of deficits an...

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