Reflecting on social identity: Examining and sharing about group belonging

Identifying your equity imperative: Naming what you stand for and why

In this activity, you will reflect on a possible definition of equity, identify your equity imperative and share with your educator team. An equity imperative is a call to action representing an urgent and deeply felt need to address inequity. An equity imperative...
Student-led conferences

Student-led conferences

SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas has shifted from teacher-owned conferences to a student-led approach. This change supports the educator team’s goal of creating a student-centered learning environment in which learners own their progress and goals. This resource...
Student-led conferences

Student-selected support

In an effort to shift the ownership of learning from educator to student, SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas has implemented a system for students to reflect on their learning and progress, identify the academic support they need and schedule time to meet with the...
Student-led conferences

10 Tips for planning team-based deeper learning

The educator team at Kyrene de las Manitas Innovation Academy co-plans project-based units that support deeper learning. The 10 tips appearing in this document are drawn from their approach to planning. To get started, consider how your team might implement these...
Community educator project overview template

Community educator project overview template

Community educators provide capacity and insight in service of deepening and personalizing student learning. They enrich learning environments by forging authentic relationships, sharing expertise and expanding networks. They work in schools, community-based...
Student-led conferences

Team-based PBL unit planning template

Next Education Workforce team-based structures can strengthen the project-based learning instructional approach. This unit planning template takes educators through the steps of designing a PBL unit, while also planning for how to maximize distributed expertise. Copy...
Community educator project overview template

Community educator asset map

An asset map is a visual way to identify resources within your community. A map focused on identifying community educators can help your team compile your collective knowledge into a useful resource of community educator lists, by topic or essential question. The act...