Capacity (noun): “the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something.”
As we reviewed this week’s top ten list, the word “capacity” came to mind. We’re encouraged by the number of people, organizations, institutions and companies that are working hard to build the capacity of teachers, leaders and students to “do, experience and understand.”
Check out this week’s list for evidence of leaders who are working to build the capacity of their staff, powerful partnerships aimed at building leadership capacity, professional learning opportunities for teachers to build their own capacity and so much more.
Blended Schools & Tools
1. New School Design Guide
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) October 11, 2016
On attainment vs innovation in new school development:
— NextGenLC (@NextGenLC) October 7, 2016
For more, checkout 100 Tips & Insights for Opening Great New Schools
2. Chromebook Craze
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) October 6, 2016
We’ve been watching this trend for awhile and discuss the reasons why Chromebooks are so popular in schools.
3. EdLeader MOOC
— UQ News (@UQ_News) October 11, 2016
4. “Learning Makes Us”
— PearsonNorthAmerica (@PearsonNorthAm) October 4, 2016
5. Mr. Roboto
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) October 10, 2016
For more on how smart machines are bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. see Batch of One, part of our #AskAboutAI series. Other recent posts discuss Smart Transportation and Talking to Kids About AI.
6. $71M For Global Ed
— Emily Liebtag (@EmilyLiebtag) October 10, 2016
Check out our recent series with VIF International Education about Getting Smart on Global Education and Equity.
7. Capacity for #PLearning
— iNACOL (@nacol) October 9, 2016
8. Tipping Point
— CompetencyWorks (@CompetencyWorks) October 10, 2016
9. Florida Goes Bottoms Up
— ExcelinEd (@ExcelinEd) October 7, 2016
For more on state shifts to competency-based education, check out this new video from ExcelinEd featuring Karla Phillips, co-author with our own Carri Schneider of Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education.
Teachers & Tech-ers
10. Helping Teachers Thrive
— EdWeek Teacher (@EdWeekTeacher) October 5, 2016
For more, see:
- Catalyzing Mastery-Based Learning: NYC’s Mastery Collaborative
- Making the Most of After-School with Personalized Tutoring
- When Professional Development is Just an Experience
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