Devin Vodicka and Katie Martin

  • Logan County Students Demonstrating the Profile of Success

Designing Assessments with Learners at the Center

Assessment often carries negative connotations for many educators, who associate it with grades, rankings, time pressures, effort, frustration, misrepresentation, and standardized tests. However, assessment doesn't have to be a negative experience. When approached from a learner-centered perspective as a tool for learning and growth, assessment can be a powerful catalyst for student success. The Crucial Role of Assessment In learner-centered education, assessment plays a crucial role in informing and guiding the learning process. Assessment practices that go beyond traditional tests and grades can provide a holistic understanding of a student's progress and growth. Assessment in a learner-centered approach focuses not ...

By |April 30th, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Designing Assessments with Learners at the Center

How might we create learner-centered teacher credentials?

Teachers and aspiring teachers, in no uncertain terms, are telling us we need to reimagine how they are being prepared and supported to do their jobs well. A recent report by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education delivers a concerning message: "Between 2008 and 2019, the number of students completing traditional teacher education programs in the U.S. dropped by more than a third." It’s important to emphasize, this is a pre-pandemic data set.  In our post-pandemic world, the situation is compounded by the fact that existing teachers are considering early exits from the profession. In a 2022 survey ...

By |April 2nd, 2024|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How might we create learner-centered teacher credentials?

2022 Reflections and 2023 Inspiration

  This week our Learner-Centered Collaborative team paused to reflect on our goals, our impact, and our next steps individually and collectively. We believe deeply in the power of reflection, and as Margaret Wheatley reminds us, “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” As we close out the year and look forward, we are deeply grateful for our learning with our partners and how they are creating models of what is possible to evolve in education. We are guided by the persistent truth that a learner-centered approach is a ...

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  • 365 Days of Learner-Centered Collaborative

365 Days of Learner-Centered Collaborative

In its first year Learner-Centered Collaborative is progressing towards its vision for education ecosystems that empower all learners to know who they are, thrive in community, and actively engage in the world as their best selves. CEO and CIO, Devin Vodicka and Katie Martin, reflect on milestones from the past year and look to the years ahead.

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  • LCC Gratitude 2021

Sharing Our Gratitude

Katie Martin and Devin Vodicka acknowledge what thoughtful, passionate educators have created, and as a result, how education has truly evolved. The work is hard and it is so critical to step back and acknowledge the bright spots and what is working.

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  • What's Possible

What’s Possible in Learner-Centered Education

As the world continues to evolve and change in dynamic ways, there is an increasingly urgent call to create schools that meet the needs of learners in our world today to equip them with the academic and social skills that are critical for success in work, life, and citizenship.

By |August 6th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on What’s Possible in Learner-Centered Education
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