54 min

Episode 22: 10 Years of Learner-Centered Innovation in Rural North Dakota (with Dr. Cory Steiner‪)‬ The Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast

    • Education

In the latest episode of The Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast, Marlon Styles takes a seat in the hosting chair to interview Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent of Northern Cass School District in North Dakota.

Together, they explore the district's last decade of work transforming to a learner-centered, competency-based education system.

Cory explains the impetus for change, shifting mindsets around what success looks like, and key strategies the district employed to create a culture that lives out their vision, mission, and values.

He highlights learner experiences across grade bands - from elementary school archaeological digs to middle school studio courses shaped by student input to high school internships.

Steiner also discusses lessons he learned, the importance of community partnerships, the role of the adults and collective commitments, and what the district is ready to tackle next.

Throughout, Steiner stresses the why behind it all - the obligation to meet every learner where they are and give them experiences to be ready for their next chapter, whether career, college, or military. He shares openly about mistakes made, embracing vulnerability, and believing in the promise and potential of every student.

In the latest episode of The Learner-Centered Collaborative Podcast, Marlon Styles takes a seat in the hosting chair to interview Dr. Cory Steiner, Superintendent of Northern Cass School District in North Dakota.

Together, they explore the district's last decade of work transforming to a learner-centered, competency-based education system.

Cory explains the impetus for change, shifting mindsets around what success looks like, and key strategies the district employed to create a culture that lives out their vision, mission, and values.

He highlights learner experiences across grade bands - from elementary school archaeological digs to middle school studio courses shaped by student input to high school internships.

Steiner also discusses lessons he learned, the importance of community partnerships, the role of the adults and collective commitments, and what the district is ready to tackle next.

Throughout, Steiner stresses the why behind it all - the obligation to meet every learner where they are and give them experiences to be ready for their next chapter, whether career, college, or military. He shares openly about mistakes made, embracing vulnerability, and believing in the promise and potential of every student.

54 min

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