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11 Aspects of Remote Learning Design

The shift from “brick ‘n’ mortar” teaching to remote learning design is about more than posting lessons and assignments to a digital platform! Educators are working hard to recreate the learning ecosystem that exists in their classrooms and schools in a virtual way, because learning isn’t only about the lessons! Shifting paradigms is always a […]

Why a Winter LATIC Cohort Can Be a Transformational Win!

I’m often asked, “When is the best time to start a cohort of teachers designing Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classrooms with you?” My answer is always, “There is no best time; different times have their advantages.” An eight-day summer workshop is critical (coupled with a leadership session). In thirty years of working to transform classrooms and educators’ […]

Students Can Change the World While Mastering Standards

I recently heard a comment that children make up 30% of the world and 100% of our future. I love that! How can we position students to change the world while ensuring we are giving them the foundational skills detailed in the standards? The key is in the “flipped triangle:” While it may seem like […]

SEL in the Student-Driven Classroom

The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom (LATIC) is a social learning environment that builds student responsibility for learning. It is a veritable playground for promoting Social and Emotional learning (SEL). What does a typical moment look like in such a student-driven learning environment? Students: Are excited to tackle developing a solution to a real-world problem as part […]