• Rethinking Assessment Requires Rethinking Professional Learning

    This post originally appeared on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog on March 28, 2017. What is assessment, really? Having worked in and with schools for more than fifteen years, I thought I basically understood: assessment is how we measure what students know and can do. But a...

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  • Lead Like an Education Punk Rocker

    Author: Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing Is Learning on January 28, 2016. (Inspired by and dedicated to #LeadWild, David Theriault, David Culberhouse, Jon Corippo, Dr. Brad Gustafson, Tom Whitford, Ken Durham, The Ramones, Bad Religion, The Clash, X and many others...

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  • Joe Murphy: On Professional Development, Teaching and Virtually Connecting

    “So a music professor and a chemistry professor are trading teaching tips, and…” Sound like the beginning of a joke? At Kenyon College, the only thing funny about faculty interaction across disciplines, perhaps, is how swiftly it’s taken hold. (Academia doesn’t...

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  • Teachable Times: Equity in Next Generation Learning

    Knowing Our Why The election has created many teachable moments for educators and parents alike and maybe caused each of us to reflect on what we value, what really matters, and why.  So, before we discuss the “what”—the content in this piece—let’s revisit...

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  • How to Code…Tech Not Required

    When EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien was recently introduced to Pauline Maas, inventor of the CodeWise game, he was not only impressed by her work—he felt compelled to spread the word about it.   “Crafting code may well be a fundamental element of 21st century literacy,...

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  • Hard to Do Well: Project-Based Learning and Authentic Learning Design

    Author: Grace Belfiore These days shout-outs to Project-Based Learning (PBL) and other forms of experiential learning are coming from all corners of the education world—take the showcasing of High Tech High in Ted Dintersmith’s documentary Most Likely to Succeed, the new It’s a...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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  • Personalizing Professional Learning for Teachers As Your Organization Grows

    Cornerstone Charter Schools was an early adopter of blended learning, and the charter network’s understanding of personalized learning has evolved over the past four years alongside the ways that our collective understanding of next gen learning strategies has matured. To support a shift...

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  • The LEAP Learning Framework: Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

    Author: Beth Herbert, LEAP Innovations Last week Chicago’s LEAP Innovations officially launched the LEAP Learning Framework, a tool for school leaders, teachers, and education organizations to help establish a common understanding around personalized learning, and provide concrete...

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  • Coaching: A New Frame for Teaching and Learning

    Isn’t it one of the most energizing experiences when different pieces of knowledge, separate conversations, and your own wonderings start to collide and connect, and bring you to an amazing new way of thinking? This is one of those moments for me. It’s a mashup of the practice of...

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