Students at the Center Newsletter
October 2013
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graphic_mediaWhat's the Point of School if You Can't Learn from Your Mistakes?
Chris Sturgis, Competency Works
In this blog post, Christ Sturgis discusses the difference between re-assessment and revision before pointing readers toward Students at the Center's new Assessing Learning video, Self-Assessment: Reflections from Students and Teachers.

What Parents Want: Education Preferences and Trade-offs
Zeehandelaar and Winkler for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute conducted a national market research study to determine what parents really want from their schools. Though they're able to identify six preferential subgroups, the study found that nearly all parents desire the same key educational characteristics. Read the full report here.

Leading for Deeper Learning: 10 Proven Strategies
Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart
What do 12 schools and network leaders proven to produce strong academic results and develop powerful young people have in common? In this blog post, Tom Vander Ark lists 10 characteristics from good goals to good questions that help these high-achievers reach deeper learning.
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Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice Toolkit
This nine-part professional development series is designed to accompany and help put into practice the ideas in Eric Toshalis and Mike Nakkula’s Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice and “Prioritizing Motivation and Engagement" in Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers. For many teachers, the issues discussed in these pieces are at the heart of the student experience they are trying to provide. graphic_media

Anytime, Anywhere: Student-Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers
Anytime, Anywhere synthesizes current research and adapts for practice key components of student-centered approaches to learning. We invite you to order a copy and encourage your colleagues and networks to do the same. Use the discount code AAAP13 to save 20%!
graphic_presentation Upcoming Events

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
October 28-30, Orlando FL
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is the premier conference for those shaping the future of K-12 online and blended learning. Students at the Center's Clare Bertrand is presenting “Beyond the Buzz: Personalization, EdTech, and What Makes Education Truly Student-centered” along with CREATE’s Susan Yonezawa, coauthor of Personalization in Schools. Register now to attend the Symposium!

Motivating the Reluctant Learner Webinar Recording
Presented by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary & Secondary Education, in collaboration with Jobs for the Future
Originally aired September 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. ET
In Motivating the Reluctant Learner, presenters and Students at the Center authors Toshalis and Nakkula discussed the importance of intrinsic motivation on academic achievement for at-risk students, explored simple and effective ways to help students develop a growth mindset, and shared examples of how to motivate students. View a recorded version of this webinar >

graphic_presentation Career Opportunities
Jobs for the Future is seeking a Senior Project Manager for the Students at the Center project. For more information and to apply, click here.

graphic_presentation What We're Reading
Innovative Learning Environments

The New Division of Labor:
How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market

Innovative Learning Environments
The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market
Frank Levy & Richard J. Murnane
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