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Teachers Guild & TLA Are Partnering Up to Launch a Personalized Learning Design Challenge

by Jennifer Wolfe on September 12 2017

Too often, teachers’ ideas go unrecognized and never travel beyond the four walls of the classroom. This is our opportunity to change that. Today we are launching a Personalized Learning Design Collaboration with The Teachers Guild. We are excited to be working with The Teachers Guild to catalyze and amplify promising practices in blended and personalized learning, and provide new open and free resources to the field.

The Teachers Guild’s Design Collaborations are 14-week online design journeys for teachers to share and refine their ideas and surface best-in-class solutions to some of education’s most pressing challenges. We’ve come together with a wonderful set of partners on this collaboration, including:

  • EdSurge
  • Leadership Public Schools
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • Remake Learning Bay Area
  • Rogers Foundation
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Summit Public Schools

Together, we’ve developed a challenge we are certain will generate ideas for student-centered strategies: How might we empower all students to drive their learning and authentically demonstrate mastery?

Empathize Phase Opens Today

TLA is acting as the lead Collaboration Partner for the Personalized Learning Design Collaboration. The Collaboration runs in several phases, and today the first phase, called Empathize, is open! It invites you to engage in some activities and share research posts that will help us learn from student insights and articles. We invite you and your networks of educators to dive in with these four activities:

  • Empathy Interviews
  • Shadow a Student
  • AEIOU Observation Guide
  • Point of View Builder

We hope you will join us in this Collaboration, and we look forward to your ideas on how to drive student-centered learning, helping us surface great implementation ideas for education to better serve all students. Join us here!

You can follow the conversation at #Tguild and #studentdriven. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

About the Author

Jennifer Wolfe is a Partner at The Learning Accelerator. Email comments to [email protected] and follow Jennifer @JenniferAWolfe.