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Wednesday, July 26 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Rosenberg - From Passive to Active: Applying Learner-Centered Principles to Cultivate Self-Directed Environments

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In this workshop, students, teachers and administrators from the Rutland Central Supervisory Union will highlight their efforts to transition from traditional teacher-centered institutions to learner-centered environments.

The Learner-Centered Education model focuses on cultivating students as self-directed learners and giving them the tools they need to coordinate and manage their own learning. Increasing the likelihood of student engagement, the model provides more opportunities for students to choose how, where, and when to both access and demonstrate their learning. Using content to leverage transferable skills, it helps learners clarify where they are in their learning, where they’re going, and how to get there.

Presenters will share several key efforts that have been part of this transition to a Learner-Centered paradigm. Students and teachers will explain their “asynchronous classrooms” in which students track their own progress against content proficiencies and drive their own learning through self-pacing and formative and summative assessment. Administrators will explain their organic model of school transformation, differentiating their approach based on teacher and school readiness, interest, and culture.

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Adam Rosenberg

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Rutland Central Supervisory Union

Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Whittier Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Intended Audience High School
  • Session Level Intermediate