It’s that time of year again – the weather is beautiful, graduation parties have begun, and students (and teachers) are counting down their final days in the classroom.

But before you put down your #2 pencils and run for the door, check out these eight stories featuring the latest education resources and innovations in learning!

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1) CBE Toolkit

This should be a great new resource with some useful example for those looking to lay the foundations for Competency-Based Education.

2) CBE Landscape Report

The landscape for Competency-Based Education is vibrant and far-reaching (see our piece on what New Zealand has been up to).

#STEM Gems

3) STEMvest

Financial Literacy is an Important Component of College, Career and Life Readiness.

4) Cloud Cluster


5) AI in HigherEd

AI is one of the things that excites us most out of everything that’s coming next in HigherEd.


6) Following Finland

Empowered educators lead to better student outcomes, and this looks like a great way to give teachers the motivation they deserve.

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

7) Microcampus Potential

Have you been keeping your eye on upcoming trends in higher education?

#Teachers & #EdLeaders

8) Engaging Parents Webinar

If this webinar piques your interest, we have some ideas that can help you reduce barriers to parent engagement.

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.

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