Defining a Changing Landscape: Can Our Language Keep Up with Our Learning Models?

Defining a Changing Landscape:  Can Our Language Keep Up with Our Learning Models?

Is it blended? Is it personalized? Is it customized? Sometimes, it seems as though our industry’s collective emphasis on the terminology of digital learning - on what it is - gets in the way of looking at characteristics of high-quality implementations in order to learn what is working instead.

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A Roadmap for Change: Moving Your Personalized Learning Program Forward

A Roadmap for Change:  Moving Your Personalized Learning Program Forward

The transformational promise of online, blended, and digital learning is far from realized in the vast majority of our classrooms, schools, and districts - and consequently, for our students as well. So what is holding us back from truly revolutionizing teaching and learning across our country?

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Personalized Education Comes with Pain - and Gain

Personalized Education Comes with Pain - and Gain

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” but recent research by the Institute for Teaching and Leading into educational programs across the country demonstrates that this saying may be even more true than we think when it comes to the digital learning landscape.

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May The Force (Field) Be With You: A Strategy For Identifying Desired Change

May The Force (Field) Be With You:  A Strategy For Identifying Desired Change

May the Force be with you school leaders!  You are the Obi-Wan Kenobis of the educational Jedi, proven adept strategists. Like the Jedi, you utilize tools such as the Force Field Analysis to help, protect, defend and strive for peaceful and non-combative solutions to any challenge, problem, situation or project you encounter.

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Ahoy Mate! Systems Thinking Tools for Checking in With Your Crew

Ahoy Mate! Systems Thinking Tools for Checking in With Your Crew

Our role as school leaders often make us feel like we are Pirates of the Caribbean.  We don our eye patches and swing from the ships’ masts, continually navigating uncharted waters. As a school leader, how do you give voice to your crew when facing an issue, challenge, project or new venture?

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