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Demystifying Nuance: Designing for Learning Outcomes

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Dr. Tyler S. Thigpen. Today, more and more educators are committing themselves to designing learning environments that cultivate a broader, more holistic set of student outcomes. But identifying learning outcomes isn't enough. A students goals and challenges will impact each outcome in different ways.

Philanthropic Organizations Making an Impact in Competency-Based Education

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The shift to competency-based education (CBE) is inevitable and well underway, but we still have quite a ways to go. These philanthropy organizations are helping to accelerate progress.

Makerspaces: Engaging Students Through Creativity and Coding

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By: Nick Provenzano. Boosting student confidence through creativity is a great way to encourage engagement and skill building. As a makerspace director and advocate for the maker movement, I’m passionate about the opportunities that a creative space gives students.

New Chief at the Chief State School Officers

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An introduction to the new chief over at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Carissa Moffat Miller and her thoughts about the new normal in education and projects the CCSSO team is hard at work on.

ISTE Helps Prepare All Educators to Teach Computer Science

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By: Janice Mak. How can we expand access to computer science education to all students? First, we have to develop and equip all teachers to bring CS and computational skills to their students.

3 Ways to Help Educators Develop Social Emotional Skills

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By: Jessica Lovins. Helping adults develop their social-emotional skills allows them to support, engage, and teach these critical life skills to students. In this post, we look at some good ways to train staff in this important area.

On Becoming Student-Centered and Mastery-Based

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats with Dr. Susan Bell about Windsor Locks Public Schools and their move to mastery-based learning.

Calibrating District-Level Innovation

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By: David Adler. Research shows that professional development that builds cultures of practice must place a heavy emphasis on teachers collaborating and talking about their practices, beliefs, and attitudes. Here, we look at some good ways to do just that.

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