The Future Ready Framework
Use of Time
Student-centric learning requires changes in the way instructional time is used. Many schools are shifting away from Carnegie units to competency-based learning. This type of system adapts learning to meet the needs, pace, interests, and preferences of the learner.
The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:
- Flexible Learning; Anytime, Anywhere
- New Pedagogy, Schedules, and Learning Environment for Personalized Learning
- Competency-Based Learning
- Strategies for Providing Extended Time for Projects and Collaboration
This transition is made possible through innovative uses of technology for diagnostic, formative and summative assessments, for managing learning, for engaging students in learning, and for providing anywhere, anytime learning. Such transitions required districts to rethink and more effectively leverage the use of instructional time.
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A team of 15 CTQ Kentucky teacher leaders and 1 administrator took on the challenge of rethinking teacher time to optimize professional learning, which resulted in an infographic and a series of blog posts.
Center for Teaching Qaulity
A page linking to the Christensen Institute’s blended learning model definitions, blogs, blended school directory, research, design worksheets, and workshop help.
A five-part set of modules on Khan Academy providing guidance on how to deliver high quality blended learning, including an introduction of definitions and models, creating the ideal student experience, teaching in a blended learning environment, redesigning a school toward blended learning, and making aligned decisions in a blended environment.
Christensen Institute; Silicon Schools Fund
A practical field guide on navigating the transition to blended learning and a more student-centered education system.
Michael B. Horn; Kristen Staker
This report highlights the efforts of high schools implementing multiple Linked Learning pathways in the Los Angeles, Oakland, Porterville, and Sacramento Unified School Districts. Each of these pathways has reconfigured the use of time in order to provide students with a more effective learning experience.
Alliance for Excellent Education
Many schools across the country are rethinking the use of time within and beyond the school day. Released September 23, 2014, this report suggests that the addition of time or different uses of time should begin with a strong vision on behalf of schools and districts to provide new and innovative models of education to increase student engagement and improve college and career readiness.
Alliance for Excellent Education
Elements and Levels of Readiness
Student-centric learning requires changes in the way instructional time is used. There are new opportunities for utilizing in-school and out-of-school time, and leveraging approaches such as competency-based learning to make learning more personalized and learning opportunities more accessible. These new opportunities leverage technology to meet the needs, pace, interests, and preferences of the learner. This transition is made possible through innovative uses of technology for assessing student learning, managing learning, engaging students in learning, disseminating content, and providing the infrastructure necessary to encourage flexible, anytime, anywhere learning opportunities.
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