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Learning Models for Difference Making in Communities


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Students need learner-centered environments and community-connected projects to grow leadership skills. Difference Making is the superpower of the new economy—spotting opportunities and delivering valuable, real-world impact. When educators are intentional with anytime, anywhere learning in their instructional strategy, students are able to contribute and make a difference. Participants will become familiar with the components and vocabulary of Difference Making from practicing educators.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be equipped to draft a strategic plan to bring back to their learning communities and begin Difference Making with their learners.
  • Participants will conduct a gap analysis and readiness assessment for incorporating Difference Making into their school culture.
  • Participants will outline a draft for a Difference Making strategic plan, culturally-tailored to the curricular and professional learning needs of their schools.