Reimagining Roles

Democratic Education: Is It Possible to Let Students Take Control of Their Own Learning?

By Josephine Lister, Editor for HundrED: a Finnish-born project bringing together a vision of education for the next 100 years as
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Democratic Education: Is It Possible to Let Students Take Control of Their Own Learning?

How to Make Personalized Learning Come Alive at a Systems Level

I have the privilege to work as a consultant with Vista Unified over the next several years to support their
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How to Make Personalized Learning Come Alive at a Systems Level

Powerful Trends Observed in Personalized Learning

What makes personalized learning so powerful in my eyes? Talk about a zone of discomfort ... for the first time in
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Powerful Trends Observed in Personalized Learning

Change Ownership: Key Ingredients to Personalized Learning Success

In my experience, meaningful changes in educational practice happen when teachers are committed to the initiative. It doesn’t have to
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Change Ownership: Key Ingredients to Personalized Learning Success

What Does It Mean to Reimagine Roles?

The roles of teacher and student shift in a personalized learning environment. We move from a traditional hierarchy to more of a learning partnership.

This category shares insights as to how schools and teacher-leaders are making the shift in releasing more control over to the students and what challenges they face along the way.

  • Teacher as coach — “just in time” instructor, mentor, networker, evaluator, collaborator
  • Student as self-directed learner — increasingly capable to raise questions, navigate research, develop ideas, and grow from feedback based on current performance
  • Leaders as door opener — permission to create, innovate, share, and grow as individuals and as community