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CCSSO Hosts Webinar Series on Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is hosting a webinar series to introduce a new resource that outlines the unique competencies educators need to create and thrive in effective personalized learning environments.

 

Future Ready

Future Ready program aims to help school districts align digital learning and technology.

 

CCSSO Announces Four Finalists for 2015 National Teacher of the Year Award

CCSSO has announced the four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year. One of them will be named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year in April, spending a year traveling the nation to represent educators and advocate on behalf of teachers.

 

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) are proud to release a set of educator competencies for personalized learning, a guide to help teachers lead and thrive in personalized learning environments. In personalized, student-centered classrooms, gone is the default image of a teacher—an adult lecturing to students seated neatly in rows, assigning the same textbook pages to everyone, and administering the same quiz on the same day to the entire class, with the expectation of a “normal distribution” of achievement along a bell curve. Instead, teachers in personalized, learner-centered settings are called upon to assess and address individual student needs and help all reach rigorous proficiency standards. These educators promote collaborative work among groups of students; integrate learning experiences that occur outside the classroom; and, above all, foster learner independence and student voice and choice, or student agency. Achieving this ambitious vision is only possible with significant changes in the very role of the educator and the ways in which educators interact with students, peers, and the broader community. The development of Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching (“the Competencies”) serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that educators need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized, learner-centered environments.