Minnesota Learner-Centered Network

LEARN | Equity

Equity in Student-Centered Design

The Minnesota Learner-Centered Network has adopted these seven principles - researched and defined by our partners at Education Evolving - to help describe, identify, and support practices we believe are core tenets of Student-Centered Learning Environments.

Education Evolving as produced a second guide to help identify and shape aspects of equity within Student-Centered Learning, structured alongside those seven principles.

​To read the full text of Education Evolving's Equity in Student-Centered Learning guide, please visit their wonderful resource page, found here: Equity Guide.

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LEARN | Explore the Principles

Student Ownership & Agency

Students have freedom to exercise choice in pursuing interests, with teachers serving as guides and facilitators.

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Competency-Based

Students advance by mastering clearly defined learning objectives, and receive support as needed.

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Foundational Needs Met

Students’ physical, psychological, and safety needs are met.

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Positive Identity

Students are fully embraced for who they are and develop a sense of positive identity and belonging.

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Real-World Relevant

Students solve real-world problems and learn skills they will use in their own lives.

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Positive Relationships

Students have relationships with adults and peers who care about, believe in, and hold them to high expectations.

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Anytime, Anywhere Learning

Students learn in the community, at internships, on weekends, during extracurriculars - student-centered schools find way to capture and credential this essential element.

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