#vted Reads: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

…when we’re trying to crank through a lesson really quick because we want to check off the box because we need to get the proficiency. When you step back you…

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#vted Reads: Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

…some sort of learning around trauma-informed practice. We’re doing work on proficiency. We have to constantly be learners. Our students are changing, but this is just another way in which…

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#vted Reads: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

…have the opportunity to go into the schools within our district and work with the teachers to implement project-based learning, proficiency-based education, place-based learning, technology and student-centered learning. So that’s…

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Mathew’s Y.E.A.R. at The Compass School

…VT, students are truly amazing, and they’re helped along the way by a school that truly values student voice and choice, has embraced proficiency-based graduation requirements and has taken the…

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4 ways personalized learning plans are taking off in Vermont

…PLP implementations Harwood Union Middle School principal Amy Rex has written about how her school is implementing PLPs as part of the school’s proficiency-based graduation guidelines, and with a very…

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#vted Reads: Troublemakers with Mike Martin

In this episode of #vted Reads, we talk with South Burlington curriculum coordinator Mike Martin,about Troublemakers, a book by Carla Shalaby. We touch on what we're really doing when we ask our students to code-switch, Black Lives Matter, and the trouble with classroom norms, and we pose the question: 'How do school systems bestow unearned privilege on some, and un-earned hardship, on others?' Oh, and we talk about Harry Potter. Naturally.

…something that you were asking about earlier with the brain research. In the proficiency movement, the idea is not to look at what was delivered from curriculum, but what’s being…

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All about service learning

…really flexible learning environment, where kids have lots of voice and choice. It may be outside of their regular school setting. It’s proficiency-based, right? You have to use transferable skills…

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About that NPR piece on kids’ reading habits…

…overall trends. The first study is just NEAT, and that’s just reading proficiency. Doesn’t really tell us anything about how much kids read. The second one is an in-school survey,…

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…(8) Transferable Skills (11) Ubiquitous Learning (1) Podcasts (33) Our Podcast (26) Proficiency-Based Learning (11) Service Learning (2) Tools We Like (60) Learning Management Systems (LMS) (2) Uncategorized (4) Videos…

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Jessica DeMink-Carthew

…Education. Her research centers on supporting student teachers and practicing teachers in experimenting with innovative teaching practices such as personalized learning, proficiency-based learning, and social justice education. She is especially…

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1.3 New Student & Teacher Roles

…of the teacher in blended (and personalized) learning. Curiosity projects: a stepping stone to personalization The crucial role of practice in a proficiency based learning environment Now tell us Feel…

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Scheduling

…to modify a class length for a period of time. Science labs are a good example but not the only one! Flexibility (Part 2) With the umbrella of proficiency based…

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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education

…and storytelling support to educators. We believe that effective personalized learning is possible; it depends on personal learning plans (PLPs), flexible pathways for learning, and proficiency-based education, implemented school-wide. We…

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The Three Pillars of Personalized Learning

…to inform progress What can we learn about proficiency from special education? 8 ways feedback makes proficiencies work Getting started with cooking videos Paths to proficiency Save Save Save Save…

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Chapter 6: Scaffolding for Equitable, Deeper Learning

Proficiency-Based Classrooms, Susan Hennessey, 2016 Personalize Learning with Open Educational Resources, Susan Hennessey, Tarrant Institute, 2015 An 8th Grade Science Playlist, Noah Hurlburt Creating Independent Student Playlists – Remixed, Noah…

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Chapter 2: Personalized Learning Plans

…and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, 2016 Proficiency, Personalization, and a Cocktail Napkin: Or, How PBL Became PPBL, Emily Rinkema, Champlain Valley Union High School,…

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