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April 5, 2022
Majd Khodari, Amala '21

From Refugee to Entrepreneur: My Mastery Learning Journey

Mastery learning assuaged my doubts about being able to fulfill my potential through school. I was born in Syria and fled to Lebanon when the war started. I arrived in Jordan from Lebanon as a refugee at the age of fifteen, unsure that any of my needs would be met. When I learned of Amala, I admit that I was unsure about their mastery learning approach, especially while still adjusting to my surroundings. A new way of learning in a new environment?
June 9, 2021

Feedback for Learning: An Assessment System Beyond Grades

If assessment should be treated as feedback rather than measurement, the shift from measurement to qualitative feedback must be accompanied by ways to provide feedback in a growth-oriented manner, and communicate the level to which a evidence demonstrates the desired learning goals have been articulated.
February 16, 2021

How Utah Teachers Benefit from an Ecosystem of Personalized Competency-Based Learning as Much as Students

A look at the Utah State Board of Education Personalized Competency-Based Learning Initiative
November 19, 2020

Communicating the Value of Place and Project-Based Learning:
A Look at Verdi EcoSchool

Conversation with Ayana, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Verdi EcoSchool — the first K-8 urban place and project-based urban farm school in the southeastern United States.