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jonvanderels / October 31, 2018

Co-Designing Learning WITH Students: A Snapshot at Souhegan High School

Originally published in EdWeek, October 11, 2018 Authors: Sloan Facques and Zoe Garvey, Seniors, Kathy Maddock, Teacher, Kathy White, Dean of Instruction, and Rob Scully, Principal, all at Souhegan High School; and  Jonathan G. Vander Els, Project Director for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative The team behind New Hampshire’s Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) continues […]

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jonvanderels / May 23, 2018

Assessment for Learning Project

 During the 2017-2018 school year, our ALP effort has evolved significantly.  The New Hampshire Learning Initiative with Jonathan Vander Els as project director and Michael Turmelle as student exhibition lead, are partnering with the New Hampshire Department of Education,  the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and Envision Learning Partners, in an effort […]

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jonvanderels / May 23, 2018

School ReTool

Leadership in a competency-based system is critical. Recognizing this, the Learning Initiative has been seeking ways to support school leaders in deepening the mindsets, knowledge, and skills and dispositions needed to effectively develop a competency-based and personalized model designed to meet the needs of all learners.   The Learning Initiative, in partnership with the Stanford […]

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jonvanderels / May 9, 2018

How One New Hampshire District is Leveraging Success Skills in a Competency-Based System

By Jonathan G. Vander Els, Director of Innovative Projects for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative and Sarah Kiley, Epping School District Teacher and Work Study Practices Coordinator   New Hampshire Overview: Over the past three years, a number of New Hampshire schools have been focusing on how the integration of success skills (or Work Study […]

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jonvanderels / March 9, 2018

Highlighting Deeper Learning Competencies in New Hampshire

It is hard to argue the importance that being a strong collaborator, an articulate communicator, a self-directed learner, and a creative problem solver has on a person’s success in today’s world. In fact, a recent analysis by Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post on an article written by Cathy Davidson highlighting how Google culled data […]

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jonvanderels / February 13, 2018

What does your school look like through a student’s eyes?

Beginning February 19, 2018, educators across the world will pack their backpack, throw on sneakers, and immerse themselves in a student’s life for a day. The Shadow a Student Challenge is a fun, illuminating, and supportive journey where educators come together to empathize with their students and then take small steps to improve their school. […]

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