If we want to change how students learn, we must change how educators learn. A system that prioritizes learning and continuous growth through personalized, competency-based professional learning is needed for leadership teams and teachers just as it is needed for students.
We know that students are all at different places and have varying strengths and challenges which is why there is a need more than ever to create more personalized, learner-centered classrooms where each child gets what they need to move forward, not just more pressure to do more work and to catch up.
As we move to remote learning much attention has been paid to teachers connecting with students, which is extremely valuable and important. In addition to teacher and student connection, peer collaboration is important for learning and social-emotional well-being.
Agency is about moving students from passively responding to acting with purpose to reach a desired goal or outcome. When students have an authentic purpose and audience beyond their teacher to share what they are learning, they are more motivated to learn and often go above and beyond.
If our vision for students is learner-centered, then our teacher development must be learner-centered, too. Katie Martin shares the key tenets of professional learning at Altitude Learning. See how our approach focuses on relevant and meaningful professional development that paves the way for a culture of learning that spans from adults to the youngest learners in a community.
In this tale of two classrooms, VP of Professional Learning Katie Martin shares examples that highlight the evolving role of the educator, how technology can support powerful learning, and why we must empower students to drive their own learning.
Dr. Katie Martin: Clarity and Purpose during a Pandemic
By Katie Martin|2021-07-10T07:15:07+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: In the News|Tags: Learner-Centered|Comments Off on Vrain Waves Podcast: Learner-Centered Innovation: Spark Curiosity, Ignite Passion, and Unleash Genius