Stories and ideas shaping the future of education
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No matter where you are in your journey—connecting to the resources others have created can ease the way forward. The collections below are designed to help you.
Before exploring the idea of learner-centered transformation it helps to understand what learner-centered means in the first place. Hint: Learner-centered education is about an entirely new way of seeing, thinking about, and acting on education. Fundamentally everything starts with the learner.
In this vision, young people and their families navigate a vibrant world of learning experiences supported in their development and learning—to thrive as lifelong learners with the skills and ways of being to provide for themselves and their families.
Education Reimagined partnered with 180 Studio and ATTN: to create a six video series exploring the “Why” of traditional education. The series digs into why we narrowly group children by age, promote memorization over deeper learning, use grade levels as indicators of “moving up,” and confine learning to four-walled classrooms.
One year later we partnered with 180 Studio to continue the series by asking why we assess learning based on seat-time and why young people attend school 180 days each year.
On May 26th, 2021, Kelly Young, Education Reimagined’s President, hosted the first Learning Out Loud with Education Reimagined conversation, featuring guests, Alin Bennett, Education Reimagined’s Vice President of Practice & Field Advancement, and Olivia Christensen, Education Reimagined Board Member and Iowa BIG alum.
We are constantly on the lookout for tools, books, resources, networks, or efforts supporting learner-centered leaders to transform their systems and practices.
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We recently announced a new R&D acceleration initiative to connect and support local communities ready to bring public, equitable, learner-centered ecosystems to life.