BEP035 – Pathways to Personalization Part 2 – The Framework

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change.

This is the second of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the 5 components of the framework, which is the backbone of the entire book.


01:16 5 components of the framework

  1. Plan
  2. Pilot
  3. Refine
  4. Grow
  5. Networking

05:08 Example of the framework

07:57 Human capital framework

Lead change agent

08:30 Relationships and talent are important components throughout the framework.

09:44 Is there an archetype for a good solid lead change agent? Have you seen specific skill set or mindset in these change agents that make them good?

13:36 The lead change agent brings people to the table, but the design team really helps them get the work done.

14:17 You need a rationale and you need relationships. Those are your key starting points.

15:10 Bringing students into the conversation

16:25 Studying your data, understanding local conditions



Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change


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