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STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREA

1.  Strengthen teacher capacity

2.  Engage students

4.  Personalise learning

 

 

 

SPECIAL TOPIC COVERED

- Metacognition

- Universal Design for Learning

 

 

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Contact person for Oak LDP grant

Name: Erin Mote

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Email: Erin@innovateedunyc.org

 

 

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“Think of all of this as the plumbing and the wiring inside the “house of learning” being experienced by students. Without high-grade, compatible wiring and pipes, the learning models that can enable all learners – including those with learning differences – will contradict the old-world infrastructure they inhabit, at tremendous cost to their effectiveness and impact on student outcomes.”

– Andy Calkins, Director, Next Gen Learning Challenges

 

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What have you accomplished through your Oak-funded programme that you’re most proud to share with your colleagues?

 

By introducing the MyWays framework into the EDFI technology framework, states will be able to have ready access to a tool set to engage in more robust conversations about student progress and growth along multiple dimensions.  In creating a wider, deeper definition of student success, the skills and competencies that students need to be successful in an ever-changing world can be recognized and embedded within the school and learning model that serves them.

 

 

What’s the most interesting challenge your Oak-funded programme currently faces?

 

The most interesting challenge is to shift the frame and mindset for teachers, through embedded, on-going professional learning, on how to consider both the academic and non-academic skills in assessment and learning-activity design.

 

 

Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) at EDUCAUSE catalyze, connect, and support school models that comprehensively integrate personalized, competency-based, student-centered, blended, and experiential learning geared around richer/deeper definitions of student success. Its grant from the Oak Foundation helps NGLC/EDUCAUSE integrate its MyWays school/district transformation framework into a widely-used information management platform, Cortex, in order to foster widespread adoption of (1) the framework’s definition of student success (a composite of the 25 major 21st-century success frameworks), (2) student-centered learning models, and (3) MyWays’ assessment tools, interventions and activity-mapping capabilities.

Integrating a student-centered framework into
a widely-adopted K-12 information management platform

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

 

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association that helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic IT decisions in higher education—and, increasingly, in K-12 schools as well. Since 2011, its Next Gen Learning Challenges initiative has provided $75 million in competitive grants aligned to the following principles: equity of access, meaningful learning, active engagement within an authentic context, and shared ownership of the learning process. One outcome of this work has been the development of a framework for learning that encompasses 20 competencies in four categories: Content Knowledge, Creative Know-How, Habits of Success, and Wayfinding Abilities. These competencies provide a North Star for districts committed to richer/deeper outcomes for students; a range of tools and resources help those districts develop and/or adapt school-design and learning/assessment models that proactively support student development of those competencies. NGLC is equally involved in catalyzing innovation and investment in assessment design and next gen professional learning.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE OAK FUNDED  PROJECT

 

Oak’s grant to EDUCAUSE is helping to pilot and widely disseminate its MyWays framework. The MyWays framework is ripe for testing and development by school districts. To accelerate that process, the framework is being offered to thousands of schools via Cortex, a popular information management platform, during its “version four” development.  Cortex uses Ed-Fi technology, a data standard in use by 32 states that combines free development tools and frameworks that enable districts to integrate data indexed against the MyWays from a range of existing sources. An online field-building platform under development will additionally encourage adoption of the MyWays definitions of student competency; lead to development of new MyWays-aligned Indicators, Tools, and Instruments (MITI); and provide opportunities for collaboration.

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