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This is a central, searchable resource database that will be added to on an ongoing basis. It includes videos, tools, websites, external research papers, blog posts, and more, which have been gathered by the papers' authors and the larger student-centered learning community to enhance the usefulness of this knowledge base. To submit a resource or subscribe to our newsletter, click here.

Informative Article from ASCD's Putting Students at the Center feature.More
If you're a teenage speaker brought in to address a crowd of teachers on the subject of how you and your peers learn best . . . what are you going to say? In this funny and fast-paced "NED talk," Ned knocks out eight powerful conditions of learning that are based on research in Mind, Brain and Education (Hinton et al., 2012).More
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This brief explores the potential to combine face-to-face instructional strategies with a whole spectrum of educational technologies. At one end of this spectrum, technology-enriched classrooms integrate technology into the classroom, but no instruction is delivered in a virtual learning environment. Much more ambitious, blended learning classrooms potentially incorporate the best elements of both face-to-face classrooms and virtual learning environments, enabling acceleration, flexibility, competency-based learning, customization, instructor interaction, and supportive tutoring.More
If you're a teenage speaker brought in to address a crowd of teachers on the subject of how you and your peers learn best . . . what are you going to say? In this funny and fast-paced "NED talk" produced by What Kids Can Do (WKCD), Ned knocks out eight powerful conditions of learning that mirror research in Mind, Brain, and Education.More
"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed..."More
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For over 17 years, Boston Day and Evening Academy has served a population of young people often left behind: those who are off track to high school graduation or who have dropped out altogether. This report uses BDEA as a model to describe the process of aligning competency-based pathways for off-track youth with rigorous standards. It details how BDEA designs its competencies for struggling students.More
Create dynamic, Universal Design for Learning supported learning environments with the UDL Studio, developed by the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST).More
Visual Thinking Strategies blazes a path from artistic inquiry to scholastic achievement.More
JFF interviewed Dr. Eric Toshalis, Lewis & Clark College Graduate School of Ed assistant professor, at the 2012 Students at the Center Symposium in Boston, MA, about the importance of student-centered learning and where it's heading. The symposium gathered 150 leading practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and funders to discuss the latest research on student-centered approaches to learning. Toshalis wrote Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice with Dr. Michael Nakkula.More

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