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How Intrinsic Schools is Breaking the Laws of School Innovation (EdSurge News)

How Intrinsic Schools is Breaking the Laws of School Innovation (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
Intrinsic Schools, a public charter high school in Chicago, hatched in fall of 2013 with the mission of personalizing learning for each student by “changing the way we teach.”But instead of neatly reimagining high school in year one, Intrinsic ran headfirst into the natural laws of school model inno
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Nice to see a US school playing around with new model iterations. The central structure here is a pod of 60 students with 3 teachers and 4 stations that students rotate through. 

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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | School Design | Scoop.it
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I "scooped" Minerva Schools (post-secondary institutions) a while ago. Here they are profiled in The Atlantic as part of an exploration of the Future of College. The piece describes some of the key issues with higher-ed. that Minerva is designed to take apart: there are no lectures at Minerva, classes are capped at 19, tuition is comparatively very affordable, and there is no Federal Funding with all of the strings that it attaches. Fascinating. 

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Anny Chou on Twitter

Anny Chou on Twitter | School Design | Scoop.it
using Sales Force to map graduation requirements for competency-based learning #learnlaunch15 pic.twitter.com/XxzRlGjYNG
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One of the biggest challenges in mastery learning systems is accurately mapping students' progress towards education. It looks like someone has found way to use Salesforce to do it. Very intriguing...I want to see this in action.

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Maravillas - English Subtitles

Middle school students, teachers, and families from the modest town of Presa de Maravillas, Zacatecas show us that an alternative education system is possible, when…
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There are over 9,000 schools in Mexico that have adopted a tutoring/reciprocal teaching approach to teaching and learning. This video provides us with the voices of the students and tutors/teachers involved in the work. It is a transformative story of participatory education in communities of extreme poverty. 

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Meet The Classroom Of The Future

Meet The Classroom Of The Future | School Design | Scoop.it
When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.
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Fascinating conception of blended learning: a computer analyzes student progress from day to day and identifies what students should work on next (and where they should sit so that the staff will be able to support them). It's too much like test-prep for my taste, but I'm thinking of this as an initial iteration which could become something dynamic over the next few years. 

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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | School Design | Scoop.it
New Tech Network, which was founded 15 years ago, is taking its school-wide project-based model to national scale.
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This mind/shift post provides a nice overview of New Tech...one of the more innovative whole school models.
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Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition | School Design | Scoop.it
A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning.

Via Ove Christensen
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A helpful infographic for those of us working on designing personalized learning experiences for young people. My only concern is that in my view personalized learning is primarily about student agency and ownership of learning outcomes and processes. In this model, student ownership is quite far down the list of considerations. 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:33 AM

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Lucila Pérez's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:52 AM

El aprendizaje personalizado permite apoyar en su desarrollo a todos los estudiantes según sus necesidades específicas.

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The death of the classroom as we know it

The death of the classroom as we know it | School Design | Scoop.it
The classroom of today has changed little since the Industrial Revolution. The time for a new approach, experts say, is now.
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A nice article and video by CNBC on the ways that current schools and classrooms are obsolete...finally mainstream media is noticing that the end is near.

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A life reimagined in colors

A life reimagined in colors | School Design | Scoop.it
Barbara Chandler Allen tapped her past work experiences to showcase kids’ art and revitalize public school arts programs.
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A wonderful video about a non-profit organization that has found a way to exhibit student art work in professional spaces, and the professionals give back by buying art supplies for Philadelphia schools. As I work with school designer's, one of the critical elements I emphasize is the need to make the work meaningful to students, and one powerful venue for making work meaningful is to make it public and professionalized moving it beyond the realm of the teacher and the student. 

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners | School Design | Scoop.it
How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.
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There was a wonderful book published a few years ago called "The Third Teacher." The book presented the ides that space is a powerful teacher for students, signaling and organizing expectations around learning: a classroom with desks in rows signals a certain kind of learning environment, a classroom with couches, bean-bags, rugs, and tables alerts learners to a completely different experience on the horizon. This Edutopia Film Festival is a group of short videos that give a peek into a range classrooms. 

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Future Bosses in the Making: A Meeting with 'Junior CEOs' at Katherine Smith Elementary (EdSurge News)

Future Bosses in the Making: A Meeting with 'Junior CEOs' at Katherine Smith Elementary (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
Summer interns typically spend the day taking notes, performing data entry, and stuck with the ignoble task of making coffee.
But in San Jose, CA, 15 interns are calling the shots like CEOs, charged with driving product design and user engagement. And--get this--they’re ages 9 to 11.
They’re
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EdCite is working with young people to create engaging problem-based curriculum for a school. The students are spending the summer as Junior CEO's supporting EdCite in addressing the problem of "How to create engaging problem-based, online curriculum?" ...a wonderful, creative, authentic designed learning experience.

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Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay | TNTP

Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay | TNTP | School Design | Scoop.it
Shortchanged: The Hidden Costs of Lockstep Teacher Pay. If we value great teaching, we must pay teachers more and differently.
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A huge factor in determining if a new learning environment is going to be successful is contingent upon the adults in the building. This new report details how compensation is probably hindering the sector's ability to retain and develop great educators.

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Schools without Classrooms

Schools without Classrooms | School Design | Scoop.it
Vittra has international schools that use design that encourages creativity and curiosity.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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The Vittra Schools (there are 30 in Sweden) have eliminated classrooms...learning happens in every corner of the building, in every possible configuration.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, July 4, 2014 2:28 AM

Una escuela sin clases! Ejemplo del aprendizaje personalizado. Muy bueno.

Mark McLendon's curator insight, July 6, 2014 7:48 PM

Maria Montessori had these ideas before anyone.  Learning happens wherever you are not just in the classroom.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2014 5:10 AM

Schools without Classrooms

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AltSchool

AltSchool | School Design | Scoop.it
School Reimagined. A Network of Schools Focused on Students & Families.
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An elementary school model that is working to create a meaningful, rich learning environment for children. 

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Self-Directed Learning at Summit Public Schools

Self-Directed Learning at Summit Public Schools | School Design | Scoop.it
Discover how Summit Public Schools, with the help of technology, has redesigned its whole-school model to put student agency and self-direction at the center.
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Dr. Justin Tarte sur Twitter

Dr. Justin Tarte sur Twitter | School Design | Scoop.it
The 7 principles of self-directed learning: #edchat pic.twitter.com/BqYw2s03M1
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Very helpful list...interestingly, these are also often called Personalized Learning Principles, and the Carnegie Corporation also refers to them as essential school design principles. We are into the next generation of naming this work. 

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Learner-Centered Environments

Learner-Centered Environments | School Design | Scoop.it
Click on the pictures below to see full albums and brief video clips highlighting various aspects of learner-centered environments .  
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Baltimore County Public Schools are redesigning 10 elementary schools (schools they call Lighthouse Schools). This page from their site describes the key features of the learner-centered environments that they are adopting. There are videos, albums and descriptions of each feature. 

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Bronx Arena: Organizing Spaghetti (Part 1) « Competency Works

Bronx Arena: Organizing Spaghetti (Part 1) « Competency Works | School Design | Scoop.it
This article is part of a series of case studies of schools in New York City. For the full story, start with the overview of the Magical Mastery Tour and…
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A wonderful competency-based school in NY. The school has eliminated much of the traditional high school structure, relying on creative staffing plans, organization of students, and use of time and space.
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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | School Design | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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A helpful graphic for those of us working on personalization as a centerpiece of school design.

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Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Anita Vance's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:04 AM

insight for planning....


Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:55 AM

This will be a good site to follow and apply to my English classroom.  I am already on this path but new insight will be helpful in the development.

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Small high schools send larger shares of students to college, new study says

Small high schools send larger shares of students to college, new study says | School Design | Scoop.it
The research nonprofit MDRC found that 49 percent of students who entered a small high school between 2004 and 2007 […]
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IT's an idea that's been around since the 1980's: small, personalized high schools. MDRC's research documents the effectiveness of this design strategy--particularly for African-American males and low-income students--in its research of NYC high school students. 

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What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News)

What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it

by Christina Quattrocchi

 

"Innova Schools aspires to be more than just an example of how first world ideas about blended learning and design thinking can be adapted in a developing country. It is trying to transform its country by closing the academic achievement gap, building Peru’s next generation of leaders, and making a profit while doing so."


Via Jim Lerman
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Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 2014 3:02 AM

The school of the future?

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | School Design | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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Such a great model...students join studios and deeply explore ideas using design thinking to create and build.

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A Peek Inside Summit’s Personalized Learning Software (EdSurge News)

A Peek Inside Summit’s Personalized Learning Software (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
Over the last three years, Summit Public Schools, a network of charter public high schools in northern California, has made a radical shift from a traditional high school model to an innovative, competency-based learning model. In this new model, students are responsible for independently masteri
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Every student at Summit Public Schools has a personalized learning plan that helps them keep track of the projects they are completing, the play lists they are working on, and the progress they are making in their courses...

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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like | School Design | Scoop.it
The Independent Project is a result of a high school student's mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.
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This Mind/Shift blog describes an amazing and exciting learning adventure designed by a high school student: it's a fully student-facilitated and created school experience at a small town high school. The work students are engaging themselves in is incredible, and the sense of purpose, creativity, collaboration and support is inspiring. The blog includes a link to a video that describes the project...

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Unproductive Schools (State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement

Unproductive Schools (State-by-State Ratings on Spending Compared to Achievement | School Design | Scoop.it
Regardless of how much money their district spends, more than 1 million American students attend unproductive schools.

A new report out Wednesday from the left-leaning Center for American Progress analyzes the educational productivity of nearly 7,...

Via Linda Alexander, Dean J. Fusto
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This article highlights a recent report that looks at spending in relationship to achievement: what are schools spending their money on, and how successful is the school in supporting student achievement. Allocation of financial and human resources is an essential part of good school design, but is rarely analyzed .

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 14, 2014 3:29 PM

Center for American Progress: The rating mechanism at the bottom of the article displays individual school district by state comparing spending to their performance.  For example, in Cleveland, the Avon School District spends less but excels, so it's deemed "green".  What you don't want is "red".  There are some large districts missing from the analysis, but an informative ratings to consider as a taxpayer. 

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 15, 2014 4:14 PM

An  analysis  of individual school districts nationwide.