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9 Ways for Students to Own the Assessment
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This article examines the steps required to involve students in their assessment. This article aligns closely with the PeBL philosophy and involves students throughout the learning process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Author Anthony Kim Jose Dotres Arnoldo Gutierrez
Author Greg Mullen
Author Laura Greenstein
Author Lee Jenkins
Author Peter Liljedahl
Author Susie Katt Kevin Dykema
Date Added:
12/17/2019
Elevating Student Voice in Education
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"This report outlines strategies to increase authentic student voice in education at the school, district, and state levels."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Ashley Jeffrey
Catherine Brown
Meg Benner
Date Added:
09/05/2019
Learning Compass 2030
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The Learning Compass 2030 defines the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that learners need to fulfill their potential and contribute to the well-being of their communities and the planet. Watch the video on the right side of the screen to learn more.

Concepts include:

*Core foundations (Foundational Outcomes at Sun West)
*Attitude & Values & Agency (Character at Sun West)
*Knowledge & Skills
*Well-Being
*Transformative Competencies (21st Century Competences)

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Date Added:
05/27/2019
Let's Get Jigsaw Right - Show & Tell Article from ASCD
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This article is by Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey. It looks at the Jigsaw strategy for teaching and discusses how to use it properly. It includes videos of the strategy in action as well!
This article could help tighten up your Jigsaw strategy or approach it in a new and innovative way!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
11/06/2018
Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education
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This publication re-envisions professional practice, learning and development for educators in competency-based education.

As school districts transition to new, more powerful student-centered learning models, it’s critical that educators leading the transformative practice are equipped for their new roles. Moving Toward Mastery describes a teaching profession that is equity-oriented, learning-centered and lifelong; it recommends 15 strategies that can help school districts successfully make this paradigm shift.

Building off examples of effective teaching, professional development and practice across the nation, the new report explores how communities can work together to prompt and sustain complex systems change of moving both students and teachers from a one-size-fits-all approach to education to one in which all students and all teachers can succeed.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
iNACOL
Katherine Casey
Date Added:
11/08/2018
Professional Reading for Educators - Amplifying what works in Canadian Education
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EdCan's mission is to ensure that ALL students thrive in our schools.

With over 125-years of experience as the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education, the Canadian Education Association is proud to launch the EdCan Network to support the thousands of courageous educators working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.

This website features Education Canada Magazine – a trusted source for providing informed research and opinion on the some of the biggest challenges facing educators today.

The Facts on Education section houses a large number of free articles that are relevant and related to current topics in education today.

Many articles are free of charge.

Sun West employees can register for a free account here (copy and paste the address in your browser): https://www.edcan.ca/the-edcan-network/membership-levels/staff-member/

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
EdCan Network
Date Added:
01/31/2019
Quality  Principles for  Competency-Based Education
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I. Introduction ...............................................................................................................................................5
II. Understanding Competency-Based Education ...............................................................................9
A. Readiness for College, Career and Life: The Purpose of K-12 Public Education Today .................10
B. How Does Competency-Based Education Differ from the Traditional System of Education? .....12
C. Competency-Based Education and Personalized Learning Go Hand in Hand ................................22
III. Sixteen Quality Design Principles .....................................................................................................25
A. Purpose and Culture Design Principles ........................................................................................................30
#1 Purpose-Driven ...................................................................................................................................................... 31
#2 Commit to Equity ..................................................................................................................................................37
#3 Nurture a Culture of Learning and Inclusivity .................................................................................................41
#4 Foster the Development of a Growth Mindset ...............................................................................................45
#5 Cultivate Empowering and Distributed Leadership ........................................................................................48
B. Teaching and Learning Design Principles...................................................................................................53
#6 Base School Design and Pedagogy on Learning Sciences ...........................................................................54
#7 Activate Student Agency and Ownership ..........................................................................................................59
#8 Design for the Development of Rigorous Higher-Level Skills ......................................................................63
#9 Ensure Responsiveness .........................................................................................................................................66
C. Structure Design Principles .............................................................................................................................70
#10 Seek Intentionality and Alignment ....................................................................................................................71
#11 Establish Mechanisms to Ensure Consistency and Reliability .....................................................................77
#12 Maximize Transparency .......................................................................................................................................81
#13 Invest in Educators as Learners .........................................................................................................................87
#14 Increase Organizational Flexibility ....................................................................................................................92
#15 Develop Processes for Ongoing Continuous Improvement and Organizational Learning .................96
#16 Advance Upon Demonstrated Mastery ...........................................................................................................99
IV. Conclusion .............................................................................................................................................105
V. Glossary ...................................................................................................................................................107
VI. About the Authors .................................................................................................................................113
VII. Endnotes ..................................................................................................................................................115

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Chris Sturgis
Katherine Casey
Date Added:
11/13/2018
Teaching fact vs. fiction when seeing is no longer believing
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"When it comes to media literacy and our collective inability to tell fact from fiction online, there’s a lot of finger-pointing going on."

This article from ISTE looks deeper at the problem with fake news today.

The article provides the 6 R's to deal with managing your reactions to media for students (and adults). It also looks at 4 important skills to use when trying to identify fake news.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Darren Hudgins
ISTE
Jennifer Lagarde
Date Added:
09/05/2019
Video Collection: Learning Commons: A shared space for connecting and accelerating educator learning.
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A shared space for connecting and accelerating educator learning.

A collection of excellent videos to expand your professional thinking and learning!

Educators can search across curated professional learning resources to solve challenges and begin to transform teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Resources providers can contribute content, tools, and ideas to support and develop learners, while getting real-time feedback on value and impact.

Learning leaders can connect to groups of learners and share curated resources based on personalized, competency-based learning goals

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Learning Commons Beta
Date Added:
11/16/2018