John Hammond Hayes
The paradigm shift of making a student's individual learning-needs the primary consideration in important instructional decisions promises great opportunity for college and career readiness; however, educator convenience becomes secondary resulting in vast logistical challenges. We have crafted Empower to realize the potential this shift promises for students as well as to solve the challenges educators face in the delivery. Here is what we found in our 15 year partnership with educators...
All children are held accountable to a high standard of learning that makes time the variable and learning the constant.
...by shifting outcome expectations from recall to real world application of knowledge and complex reasoning.
#1 Research based highly effective educational system. (Marzano)
Meet kids at their unique point of need while allowing them the time to achieve proficiency.
Students are empowered with a voice to advocate for what they need to be successful with unlimited access to information.
Non Academic competencies that enhance how we think, organize and interact in the real world.
Educators are asked to change to an unfamiliar paradigm that requires a shift from one size fits all instructional design/delivery.
...by increasing the burden of deeper instructional design, time to deliver assessment to validate learning.
Requires deep systemic change that challenges even the most effective organizations and leadership teams.
Traditional reporting does not give us the data points to accurately diagnose student need.
Multiple lesson plans needed on a daily basis, greatly increasing the amount of teacher preparation which impedes sustainability.
Student need is compounded to both depth and breadth of learning, greatly complicating differentiation.
In order to produce the required diagnostic information, more data points are needed, increasing scoring demands.
grade is no longer the primary indicator of success.
…expectation that learning is no longer confined to the school day or the four walls of the classroom.
Requires a transparent system of learning that allows the student to be an informed consumer and independent, self directed learner.
Increasing the essential competencies beyond core content.
...to incorporate non academic competencies. (Best Practice)
...are the primary make-up of educators, challenged with the world in which our students collaborate, communicate, create and think critically today.
Starting with what educators already know within a traditional model, Empower transforms learning into a personalized competency system.
Rigor is embedded in the design of instruction and scoring of all competencies.
Processes that are systematically implemented and monitorable across the organization.
...that uses the model to teach the model. Adult learning is guaranteed, transparent, monitorable and available anytime or
Recording reporting at the level needed to generate data points.
Leverage a full array of District learning resources & assessment items that can be co-created, curated and shared at mass scale.
Real time re-grouping by need that streamlines instructional facilitation planning & time management.
Automated evidence workflows, feedback and notifications in one single integrated approach for teacher efficiency .
...become the key measure for how a student is doing.
...to access and design rich personalized learning experiences.
... that is open 24/7/365 within a collaborative and social environment for rich support.
...putting the student in control of their workspace (curriculum, expectations, progress monitoring, goal setting, collaboration and workflow management).
Needs based academic and nonacademic competency integration in the learning experience design.
...and technological tools that simplify the transition from analog to digital learning implementation.
The friendly user interface weaves social media through the 21st century learning management features, allowing educators to interact and collaborate with each other and students. All users, including administrators and parents, can know in real time what learning a student or class has achieved and where their needs are.Organized, personalized learning sets students up for success!
is head and shoulders above anything else I've seen out there.
We would love to discuss how Empower can support your district. Contact John Caesar to set up a time. John@empowerlearning.net 727-373-2552