Catalyst is a quarterly newsletter from Devin Vodicka featuring learner-centered insights and resources for educators, leadership teams, and change-makers. In each edition of Catalyst, Devin shares insights, learnings, and resources about the learner-centered education movement. Browse this collection to read past editions of Catalyst and explore what you missed! Join the conversation! Get the latest newsletter and new editions of Catalyst delivered directly your inbox sign up here. Winter 2023: A Framework to Come back To Time and Time Again Back to School 2022: Looking Ahead to a Learner-Centered School Year Spring 2022: Spring into a Learner-Centered Summer Winter ...
The shift to more flexible, hybrid models in both college and career is happening at the same time as our education system is reverting back to a rigid, seat-time based system that was designed for a different era. Explore how we can best prepare students to be flexible, self-directed learners and contributors to society.
This learner-centered perspective on the age-old homework debate reframes the question away from what, when, and how much and brings us back to our why and imagining the possibilities of homework from there.
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.