The Source

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Topic: CEO Message

CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

CEO Message: Seizing Today's Learning Paradigm

Welcome to the inaugural digital issue of The Source.  For more than five years, AdvancED has been publishing the AdvancED Source twice a year for educational leaders around the world.  With each issue, we have received accolades for the content, ideas and innovation presented by our authors.  However, we recognized... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Defining Learner-Centric

CEO Message: Defining Learner-Centric

More and more educators are embracing the concept of learner-centric, but do we really know what it means? Do we have a common definition that can guide our work and ensure that genuine implementation of learner-centric educational environments is understood and shared by all? I would suggest that we are... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Measuring Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

CEO Message: Measuring Knowledge, Skills and Experiences

Today’s system of education is time-based, where the measures of success are what knowledge students possess within stated timeframes as determined by large-scale assessments that promote uniformity and standardization. What really constitutes success, and how can and should we recognize success in learning? Delivering content through whatever means (e.g. traditional,... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Breaking Free to Transform our Schools

CEO Message: Breaking Free to Transform our Schools

Few can dispute the need to identify and act on opportunities to transform our schools and school systems for the 21st century learner. Is it easy? Never. Does it challenge some of our most talented educators? Often, yes. Are we confident in where the changes will lead us? Often not.... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Who is Accountable for Student Success?

CEO Message: Who is Accountable for Student Success?

When discussing education today, it’s difficult to escape the topic of accountability. Educators and legislators alike have perspectives and priorities regarding accountability – from how to change the current system, to teacher evaluations, to measuring student achievement and to who is accountable when a school fails to meet the educational... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Digital Learning is Key to Future Systems of Education

CEO Message: Digital Learning is Key to Future Systems of Education

For more than a half a century online courses have been available to students. Today more than ever though, we are seeing significant growth in both courses offered and courses being taken. More than one third of all college students report taking an online course, while K-12 educators are scrambling... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Are You Leading for the Future?

CEO Message: Are You Leading for the Future?

So often it is hard to envision what the world will look like in 20 or 30 years, as we are caught up in the day-to-day. The needs of our students, however, demand that we not idly wait for that time to arrive. We must look forward to their future... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Preparing Students for Their Success

CEO Message: Preparing Students for Their Success

One of the greatest challenges – and opportunities – that teachers, principals, administrators and superintendents face each and every day is preparing students for the future. How do we define student preparedness? For some, it’s being prepared to not only attend, but to graduate from a college or university and... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Elevating the Importance of Culture

CEO Message: Elevating the Importance of Culture

As schools and school systems seek ways to continuously improve, they often focus on data systems, aligned curriculum, interventions, and staff professional development. How often, however, do we consider how culture plays a part in helping schools and school systems increase student achievement and organizational effectiveness? This issue of the... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Approaches to Implementing Systems Thinking

CEO Message: Approaches to Implementing Systems Thinking

Our first issue of the new AdvancED Source publication was met with much positive feedback, and we are pleased to deliver this second issue as the new school year begins. Our continued goal is to deliver content on education quality and educational issues from the viewpoint of the practitioner.  ... Read the full article >