After an extensive organizational review, literature review and stakeholder listening sessions, Education Evolving has released its newly refined vision for student-centered learning. It involves the following seven principles:
Positive Relationships – Students have relationships with adults and peers who care about, believe in, and hold them to high expectations
Whole Child Needs – Students’ biological, physiological, and safety needs are met
Positive Identity – Students are fully embraced for who they are and develop a sense of positive identity and belonging
Student Ownership & Agency – Students have freedom to exercise choice in pursuing interests, with teachers serving as guides and facilitators
Real-World Relevant – Student solve real-world problems and learn skills they will use in their own lives
Competency Progression – Student progress by demonstrating mastery and receive support as needed
Anytime, Anywhere – Students learn in the community, at internships, on weekends, during extracurriculars, etc.
In addition to refining its vision, Education Evolving has released a new policy paper, Clearing Policy Barriers to Student Centered Learning. The report details the changes that occur as schools implement student-centered learning and the ways in which state policy interferes with making those changes. The paper suggests 17 recommendations to remove the barriers identified.