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Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative 2018 Convening

Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative 2018 Convening

At a Glance

The Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative’s biennial gathering of leading researchers, educators, district officials, and youth who are driving the field of student-centered learning forward
Date October 10 - October 11, 2018
Location The Biltmore Hotel
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI
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In the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative's first cycle of funded research, our grantees looked at competency-based education, student agency, personalization, collaboration, and networked improvement communities.
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We encourage you to share the research released at this event with your networks or interested colleagues. Also sign up to ensure you get information about our fellowship program and other initiatives!

Follow the conversation at #SCLCollab.

Sample Twitter Posts

How can we can ditch thephrase “I’m not a math person?” New research findings can help!

On task, in control, & motivated! That’s what supporting #studentagency can do. Learn more at #SCLCollab

Students pushed to demonstrate learning areincreasingly more engaged. See the latest #edresearch #SCLCollab

Sample Facebook Posts

Research shows there’s one simple method toimprove math learning and convince each student they are in fact a “math person.” Learn more

Collaborative group work can boost studentoutcomes and increase personalization when designed with equity in mind. Learnabout high-quality collaboration.

Thank you for sharing the research!

We hope you continue to tweet during the event. Follow us @jfftweets, use the #SCLCollab hashtag. 

#SCLchat #studentcentered #edchat #edresearch #edstudies #personalizedlearning #deeperlearning #studentagency #studentvoice #PBL #k12 #edreform#educolor #empowerment

Join JFF’s Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island on October 10th and 11th to share new evidence for student-centered practices, gain insights about what works and may be worthy of scaling, and advance the field’s attention to equity.

In attendance will be the vanguard of leading researchers, educators, district officials, and youth who are driving the field of student-centered learning forward. At the convening, you’ll:

  • Explore pre-release findings from recently concluded Research Collaborative studies and discuss their implications for practice and policy
  • Examine the impact student-centered approaches are having on equity and help strategize action steps
  • Learn about our new research projects and connect with the research teams who will be conducting them
  • Engage with our team of youth researchers, supported in partnership with GripTape, who will be investigating student-centered learning practices and their impact on learners and communities 

  • Build relationships with colleagues, scholars, partners, and funders who are changing the education landscape to make it more student-centered.

A promise: this will NOT be a boring series of sit-and-get lectures—that’s not how we roll! Instead, we’ll be demonstrating learner-centered designs across the two-day event with interactive workshops, pop-up sessions, and experiential demonstrations of researched practices. Expect to be engaged, drawn in, and activated as we build solutions together.

For more information about this event, contact Melanie Mulvey at 

Note: Research Collaborative members attending the October 12th grantee meeting should contact Melanie Mulvey at for registration instructions.