Last week, I had the pleasure of returning to North Reading High School with The Relational Coordination Research Collaborative from Brandeis University. North Reading High School is a catalyst member of MAPLE (the Massachusetts Personalized Learning EdTech consortium) and together we have been exploring how the Relational Coordination framework can support and accelerate personalized learning at the school. Personalized learning shifts the "one-size fits all" and "one to many" model of learning 180 degrees - and it's an opportunity to think and design explicitly from the individual student's perspective - what are the learner's questions? What engages them? How does this impact the school's structures and relationship interdependencies? The work is in its early days and I am excited to see how it unfolds.
If you would like to learn more about the research base behind the RCRC work, click here to view Jody Hoffer Gittell's Dean's Distinguished Lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Education - "Building RC in the Education Sector: Toward Multi-Level System Change."