For our founding teachers, this was an issue of social justice—being able to provide multiple opportunities for students to achieve mastery of skills over time was simply more equitable.
There doesn’t need to be a chasm between deeper learning and critical pedagogy. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for common ground.
Edwin O. Smith High School in Connecticut is working with CCE to create new performance assessment methods using cross-curricular standards that are authentic and creative.
MA PLN's Karen White talks to Garfield Middle School principal Samantha Meier about helping students set goals and build solid success plans.
Karen P. White talks to Nora Vernazza, TechBoston Academy's Co-Headmaster, about how the school plans to implement personalized learning through a series of community-based student projects.
In the first part of this exciting interview series, Karen P. White talks to Yeshi Gaskin Lamour, principal of Holmes Elementary, about the school's experience thus far with the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network.
Practice in reflection helps students develop self-awareness. It also sends a message: yes we are giving you grades, but you should also understand yourself as a learner.