The year we’ve had. The past year has changed the way we teach. Teachers and schools have adopted innovative strategies for connecting with students and delivering instruction, and some of those strategies are worth keeping even when in-person learning is the norm. As we return to a new school year, how might we think differently about what students need? Will “learning loss” drive us to place our students on the same old treadmill, adjusted for their starting points and speeds? There are also real “learning gains” that have emerged with some of our learners thriving independently and all of our teachers garnering digital design skills and outreach. Our ongoing communication with parents has had a profound increase. How do we capitalize on those gains?
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Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is fully engaged in how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future. Her current area of focus is a collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools and approaches on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned.
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Allison Zmuda is a national and international education consultant specializing in long-term projects on curriculum, assessment, and instructional designs. She works with her clients to imagine learning experiences that are worthy of the pursuit for both students and educators, designing work that is relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate. In addition to her consulting work, she has co-authored 11 books and is actively working on a 12th book on curriculum design and personalized learning with Heidi Hayes Jacobs.
She also continues to develop digital content — digital toolkits with Bena Kallick that provide practical and powerful suggestions for Habits of Mind and Personalized Learning, asynchronous professional development courses with Heidi Hayes Jacobs, and crafting new ideas and curating voices of other educators on learningpersonalized.com.