Research reveals that there are four elements of relational trust: consistency, compassion, competence, and communication. The balance of these four elements leads to relational trust. Every leader has to determine their own mix to develop the trust that is key for success in a community of change.
Shifting to learner-centered experiences for all students is going to require many shifts, including the ways in which we think about outcomes and assessments, and providing flexible and open learning resources will be an important part of the change journey.
A learner-centered paradigm, which begins with a respect for the jagged intersectionality of our unique identities, is required if we are to achieve our aspirations of reducing systemic inequalities in education and beyond. Explore how learner-centered education empowers learners to develop their unique identity through exercising agency in pursuit of real-world problem-solving.
Moving Forward Together. Altitude Learning's Devin Vodicka and Getting Smart's Tom Vander Ark are leading a groundbreaking coalition to support support SEAs, districts, and schools paving a new path forward in service of all learners.
It’s time for the education establishment to acknowledge that the world is changing too quickly and too completely to know, today, what every student should learn for tomorrow. It’s changed so much that even the notion of all students seems too reductive and liable to erase the experiences, interests, and potential of too many students. It’s time to find an education that can respond to each student. A truly learner-centered education. Let me give you an example.
School systems are interconnected communities of learners, and shifting to learner-centered models is a complex and humbling journey. In schools that are designed for standardization, tensions can arise very quickly when you begin to promote agency and innovation.
Altitude Learning's Chief Impact Officer and Chief Academic Officer Devin Vodicka explores the promise and challenges of personalized learning and reflects on what is needed in order to make dramatic improvements to the educational landscape.
Transforming education to fit the needs of a new generation of learners is a daunting task. Former “California Superintendent of the Year” and current Altitude Learning's Chief Impact Officer and Chief Academic Officer Devin Vodicka shares three strategies for tackling this monumental transition.
Educational leaders are seeing new possibilities for summer programming due to the confluence of increasing vaccination rates, changes in social distancing requirements for schools, and the infusion of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
One of the most innovative educational leaders in the country, Devin Vodicka talks about efficacy and personalized learning. Using his own immigrant experiences, his influence as superintendent and chief impact officer embraces diversity, promotes a positive impact and empowers every learner.
Standardized testing is an intrusive way of attempting to measure learning, and its use in accountability systems has resulted in a number of side effects, such as a narrowing of the curriculum, elimination of the arts, reductions in physical activity, and incentives to manipulate outcomes.