Jon Vander Els

Jon Vander Els / April 13, 2020

Silver Linings: Observations of Self-Directed Behavior in an Online Environment

There has always been a clear recognition of the importance of the critical competencies of communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-direction for success in the “real world” by teachers, parents, community members, and local business leaders. The “why” has never really been a question. However, providing opportunities for application of these skills in real-world situations that can transfer outside the walls of the school has been a question that educators have been grappling with.

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Jon Vander Els / October 16, 2019

Assessment for Learning Project

The Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) seeks to provide meaningful opportunities for students and teachers to “co-design” curriculum, instruction, and assessment within learning experiences.

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Jon Vander Els / 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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