Supporting Community-Driven Solutions to Achieve Equity and Improvement in Education

More often than not, proposed solutions to social challenges come from outside the communities they are meant to improve. The people who most directly experience a problem are subjected to fixes devised largely without their input. But while this approach may be common, it rarely results in change that is truly transformative and sustainable. Especially in education, local context and community values matter too much for stakeholders to play just a minor role in driving innovation.

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Learn Next: Your Next Place For Learning

I am excited to share the most recent example of the growing maturity and strength of the learner-centered movement. The Institute for Personalized Learning is collaborating with other leading edge learner-centered experts through Learn Next: A Toolbox for Educators to Transform Practice — an amazing new learning platform for aspiring and current personalized learning practitioners. 

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Let’s Improve Professional Learning Through Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

Let’s Improve Professional Learning Through Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

In education, we have a tendency to reinvent the wheel. At its core, the challenge is not a lack of will to share; rather, our public education system isn’t built for sector-wide collaboration. Instead, it decentralizes structures and policies, leading to the unintended outcome of a hyper-local system. While adapting content to local contexts is always important, our inability to share universal high-potential practices cripples our system from effectively scaling the strategies that will ultimately move the needle for students in our country.

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The Kinetic Energy of Learn Next

The Kinetic Energy of Learn Next

I’m sensing kinetic energy in a new effort called Learn Next that 2Revolutions and eleven other phenomenal partners launched a few weeks ago. Learn Next is a large-scale effort to make available free, high-quality professional learning resources to help educators gain the knowledge and skills they need to transform instruction and assessment. Learn Next was created to allow educators to build their capacity at their own pace and choose where they begin their journey.

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Unpacking Learn Next: An Instructional Design Story

When we think about educator learning experiences, how do we define quality? How do we determine if the Learn Next content - our courses, learning progressions, and playlists - are of value to a range of educator learners? We believe that our offerings will be among the highest quality and most impactful you have experienced. We base this statement on the people and processes we employ to bring the Learn Next content to the field. Here is our story....

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