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Embark Education: Rethinking Middle School Through Embedded, Integrated, and Learner-Centered Education

This micro middle-school, embedded in two small businesses, was designed with learners at the center and is an exemplar of what’s possible in learner-centered education. Learn how their design pillars, scheduling model, learner profile, competencies, assessment practices, and demonstrations of learning have evolved to form a powerful, learner-centered, student-driven middle school learning experience.

By |January 7th, 2022|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Embark Education: Rethinking Middle School Through Embedded, Integrated, and Learner-Centered Education

5 Ways to Foster Learner-Centered Innovation Through Professional Learning Cycles

Learning at any age requires clarity of objectives or goals, continued practice, feedback cycles, and plans for iteration and growth. This is why professional learning is best done through learning cycles instead of being a one-and-done event. These learning cycles promote a culture of sharing and innovation and oftentimes are best done in Communities of Practice or Professional Learning Community (PLCs) .  At Coyote Springs Elementary School in Prescott Valley, AZ, Professional Learning Community members that meet regularly throughout the year build learner-centered teaching practices in the same way they encourage their students to learn: capturing and reflecting on evidence ...

By |November 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 5 Ways to Foster Learner-Centered Innovation Through Professional Learning Cycles
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Uncovering the True Purpose of Assessment

In a learner-centered classroom, assessment is not done to but rather with the learner. Assessment becomes less about determining what a student doesn’t know or can’t do, but instead the emphasis shifts to providing opportunities for students to show what they do know and can do.

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |Comments Off on Uncovering the True Purpose of Assessment
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