When thinking about how school buildings have traditionally been constructed, how bell schedules have come to be, and how academic policies have historically been authored, images of adults come to mind. Grownups have been the decision makers. As we think about what school must be for learners today and into the future—a learner-centered experience rooted in personalized, authentic, competency-based, and inclusive and equitable learning where learners collaborate, have agency, and solve real-world problems that matter to them—it becomes clear that students need to be integral to the decision making process. Devin Vodicka shares the profound impact students can have on ...
A learner-centered model balances authentic, personalized, competency-based, inclusive, and equitable learning experiences. Explore how and find out how to get started with incorporating these elements in practice.
Inquiry, innovation, and impact are the three tenets of Mount Vernon School. Their goal is to prepare students to become engaged citizen leaders who are eager to make their impact on the world. Using human-centered design thinking as a guide, Mount Vernon fosters a learner-centered culture where students are encouraged to ask questions, find unique solutions to problems, and take agency over their learning.
Space of Mind (SOM) offers K-12 students an experiential learning experience designed for our modern, social world. Their staff of educators, called “coaches,” provide a creative, flexible, and personalized educational environment that fosters social, emotional, and academic growth for all learners. Elevating their theme-centered and project-based approach to learning, the Altitude Learning platform enables SOM students and coaches to capture all forms of learning and track individual progress toward standards, competencies, and individualized goals.