During this dynamic, full-day working session facilitated by The Learning Accelerator, advanced practitioners will come together to explore and tackle three critical challenge areas for improving and scaling blended and personalized learning in schools and systems:
1) Ensuring high-quality curriculum for every student. We know high-quality, rigorous curricular resources are a major lever for equity. But how can existing curricular approaches be modified to suit emerging teaching and learning approaches?
2) Training teachers for entry into innovative school models. Making the shift to mastery-based, personalized, and technology-supported instruction can be challenging for new and already-practicing teachers. What systems and structures do we need to build to successfully train and support educators in these environments?
3) Engaging Parents and Communities. As our efforts begin to scale, it’s becoming clearer than ever that leaders need to effectively involve parents and other community stakeholders meaningfully in storytelling and the development of new approaches. What ways are schools, districts, and networks authentically engaging families and communities in enacting new approaches, while also giving opportunities for valuable input and feedback into their improvement and evolution?