Jul 26, 2023
Designing a learner-centered experience isn't that complicated. It requires only a few shifts in the way we currently design projects, units, and lessons.
Building a learner-centered environment to allows the experience to fly? That takes years.
It requires a long term commitment from staff, leadership, parents and students to create a culture built around the learner. I call that PBL 2.0.
How as a learner-centered leader do you move from PBL 1.0 to PBL 2.0?
Ms. Amina Usman helps us answer this question in the context of her teacher leadership at her PBL School, Beaconhouse TNS. She teaches us how to effectively coach, and create the conditions, culture, and classrooms that allow project-based experiences to reach full potential; while LEARNERS lead the way.
Connect with Ms. Amina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about TNS/Beaconhouse PBL Schools: https://www.tns.edu.pk/
Take the 12 Shifts for Learner-Centered Environments Scorecard: http://www.transformschool.com/12shiftsmastermind
Register for the November PBL Syposium: https://www.21c-learning.com/events/student-agency-and-pbl-symposium/
Ms. Amina Usman's Bio: Amina has been associated with the early years for the past 15 years, and her passion lies in nurturing young minds. It says if you are once a teacher, you are always a teacher, and the same goes for Amina as she started her career. And although Amina became coordinator 3 years ago, her heart still lies in engaging with young children. Here role as an early years coordinator’s is to ensure that young children receive high-quality, developmentally appropriate experiences that meet their individual needs and help them reach their full potential. She works to ensure that early years classrooms are designed in such a way that promotes children’s learning and development, with a focus on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Amina's degree is in Diplomacy and strategic studies, but when I joined teaching I did a number of training sessions to improve myself, with early childhood education.