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Welcome to the Learning Commons blog, where you will find our latest news, updates, and insights. We will also highlight helpful ways our users are working with the Learning Commons and feature new content playlists. Interested in sharing how YOU are using the Learning Commons? Drop us a note at hello@learning-commons.org.

 
 

Dallas ISD: Sharing the “what, why, and how” of personalized professional learning

March 28, 2019

When our district’s personalized learning journey began back in the fall of 2013, we relied heavily on the pioneers who came before us. In those early years, we spent countless hours on phone calls, Google Hangouts, and school visits trying to make sense of what personalized learning is and is not. In our short five years, one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is that none of us are going to get any closer to true personalization if we don’t lean on and leverage the work of others. For us, this means being committed to sharing not just resources but the…

Protip: Streamline professional learning with the Learning Commons and Google Classroom

February 22, 2019

The Learning Commons gives educators, coaches, and leaders access to a vast library of diverse professional learning content. We’ve partnered with leaders in the space – including districts, nonprofits, and consultants – to make content and playlists available at your fingertips.

While we know there is a lot of value in finding and exploring content within the Learning Commons site, we also know that integrating the content into platforms you already use…

Let’s Improve Professional Learning Through Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

October 30, 2018

In education, we have a tendency to reinvent the wheel. At its core, the challenge is not a lack of will to share; rather, our public education system isn’t built for sector-wide collaboration. Instead, it decentralizes structures and policies, leading to the unintended outcome of a hyper-local system. While adapting content to local contexts is always important, our inability to share universal high-potential practices cripples our system from effectively scaling the strategies that will ultimately move the needle for students in our country…

A Commons for Educator Learning

March 14, 2018

One of the most valuable yet scarcest resources we have in our school systems is teacher time. Inundated with countless demands--lesson planning, preparing materials, meeting with families, after school meetings and functions, and teaching itself--teachers are left with very limited, precious time to spend on arguably one of the most needed activities: professional development.

But when educators do get time to develop their skills, the content and resources readily…

The Learning Accelerator and Yet Analytics Launch the "Learning Commons"

March 12, 2018

The Learning Accelerator (TLA) and Yet Analyticstoday announced the launch of the Learning Commons, a free, open site where educators can search for resources provided by different learning content providers, educational research institutions, professional development organizations, and school districts to find the professional learning support they need to implement blended and personalized learning in their classrooms…